Confucianism


"Benevolence means man. When these two are conjoined, the result is 'the Way'."

Mencius [Meng Tzu], VII.B.16



"What a man dislikes in his superiors, let him not display in the treatment of his inferiors; what he dislikes in inferiors, let him not display in the service of his superiors; what he hates in those who are before him, let him not therewith precede those who are behind him; what he hates in those who are behind him, let him not therewith follow those who are before him; what he hates to receive on the right, let him not bestow on the left; what he hates to receive on the left, let him not bestow on the right : - this is what is called The principle with which, as with a measuring-square, to regulate one's conduct."

The Great Learning 10.2



"When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like when done to yourself, do not do to others."

Doctrine of the Mean 13:3



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