Jesus summed it up in one thought – probably the most important rule in the world: ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.’
One Important Precept
Topic: Virtue, Morality, & Ethics
“Philosophers have been speculating on the rules of human relationships for thousands of years, and there has evolved only one important precept. Zoroaster taught it to his followers in Persia twenty-five hundred years ago. Confucius preached it in China. Lao-tse, the founder of Taoism, taught it to his disciples. Buddha preached it on the bank of the Ganges. The sacred books of Hinduism taught it a thousand years before that. Jesus summed it up in one thought – probably the most important rule in the world: ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.’ You want a feeling that you are important in your little world. You don’t want to listen to cheap, insincere flattery, but you do crave sincere appreciation. All of us want that. So let’s obey the golden rule, and give unto others what we would have others give unto us.”
Dale Harbison Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Carnegie, Dale. How to Win Friends and Influence People. Simon and Schuster, 1936.
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