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The Golden Rule (also called the ethic of reciprocity) is a universal principle
dating back thousands of years. Variations of it may be found in the scripture of nearly
every religion. It is regarded as the most concise and general principle of ethics. It is
the distilled essence of many of the longer lists of laws and rules set down by man
throughout the ages.

Greek Scripture (Christian)
All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for
this is the law and the prophets.
Matt 7:12; Luke 6:31; Rom 13:10

Hebrew Scripture (Jewish)
What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law; all the rest is
commentary.
The Talmud

Bahá'í Scripture
And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbour that which
thou choosest for thyself.
_Baha’u’llah-Epistle to the Son of the Wolf_, 30

Hindu Scripture
This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee
pain.
The Mahabharata

Zoroastrian Scripture
Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others.
Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29

Buddhist Scripture
Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.
Udana-Varga

Muslim Scripture
No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for
himself.
Hadith

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