golden rule


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golden rule

n.
1. often Golden Rule
a. The ethical principle that one should behave toward others as one would have others behave toward oneself.
b. An expression of this principle, especially the words of Jesus in the New Testament verses Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31.
2. A fundamental principle to be followed in order to ensure success in general or in a particular undertaking: the golden rule of investing.

golden rule

n
1. (Bible) any of a number of rules of fair conduct, such as Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Matthew 7:12) or thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Leviticus 19:28)
2. any important principle: a golden rule of sailing is to wear a life jacket.
3. Brit the principle advocated by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown (in office 1997–2007) that a government should only borrow to invest
4. (Mathematics) another name for rule of three

gold′en rule′


n.
a rule of ethical conduct, usually phrased “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you,” found in various wordings in most major religions.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.golden rule - any important rule; "the golden rule of teaching is to be clear"
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
2.Golden Rule - a command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount; "Whatsoever ye would that men do unto you, do you even so unto them" (Matthew 7:12)
commandment, precept, teaching - a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"
Translations

golden rule

nregola d'oro
References in classic literature ?
Natasha did not follow the golden rule advocated by clever folk, especially by the French, which says that a girl should not let herself go when she marries, should not neglect her accomplishments, should be even more careful of her appearance than when she was unmarried, and should fascinate her husband as much as she did before he became her husband.
Here is your benevolent Patriarch of a Casby, and there is his golden rule. He is uncommonly improving to look at, and I am not at all so.
The merits of a broken speculation, or a bankruptcy, or of a successful scoundrel, are not gauged by its or his observance of the golden rule, 'Do as you would be done by,' but are considered with reference to their smartness.
It is all-important to remember that naturalists have no golden rule by which to distinguish species and varieties; they grant some little variability to each species, but when they meet with a somewhat greater amount of difference between any two forms, they rank both as species, unless they are enabled to connect them together by close intermediate gradations.
Grant, “is the language used by our Divine Master himself, and it should be the golden rule with us, his humble followers.”
Vholes, "to be honest with you (honesty being my golden rule, whether I gain by it or lose, and I find that I generally lose), money is the word.
I have been happy in meriting the confidence of parents; and I have been strict in observing the golden rules of economy.
Never to put one hand to anything, on which I could throw my whole self; and never to affect depreciation of my work, whatever it was; I find, now, to have been my golden rules.
An understanding of, and a commitment to, the Golden Rule, as inaugurated in the Sermon on the Mount: To do unto others as you would have done to you, if the situation was reversed.
If all people in the world apply the Golden Rule, there will be no conflict.
In one phrasing or another, the spiritual principle known as the Golden Rule has been taught for centuries: "Do unto others as you would have them do to you."