from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The biblical teaching that one should behave toward others as one would have others behave toward oneself.
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- n. A fundamental rule or principle.
- n. The principle that one should treat other people in the manner in which one would want to be treated by them.
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- adj. The rule of proportion, or rule of three.
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- n. any important rule
- n. a command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount
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-- less envy, and more charity! that all evil surmisings, which are works of the flesh, might have no toleration in our hearts, but be banished for nonconformity to the golden rule of love and peace!
And so were British politicians, even this man for whom he was already half-inclined to break the golden rule of non-involvement.
A Catholic inquisition yields the same obedience which he requires, but Calvin violated the golden rule of doing as he would be done by; a rule which I read in a moral treatise of Isocrates (in Nicocle, tom.i. p. 93, edit.
Modern art he felt should be an interpretation and not a representment of reality, and he taught the golden rule of the artist that the half is usually more expressive than the whole.
Jules Parroquet, whose golden rule for the exploitation of a successful restaurant and night club was simple — a new name and orchestra to every two changes of paint — already considered it one of his triumphs.
The point is that I've made capital out of my dishonour-able scars by adhering to one golden rule - Flashy's Sufferance, I call it: always convey, but never say, that your injury is a sight worse than it really is.