Golden Rule Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old golden rule quotes, golden rule sayings, and golden rule proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Do not do unto others what you would not want others to do unto you.     


The Golden Rule works like gravitation.     

Charles Fletcher Dole

The golden rule has no place in a political campaign.     

John James Ingalls

The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.     

James Cash Penney

Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice, it's an investment.     

Byllye Avery

We do teach our kids the golden rule - Do as you would be done by.     

Stephen Baxter

We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules.      

Buzzie Bavasi

The golden rule of friendship is to listen to others as you would have them listen to you.     

David W Augsburger

The golden rule when reading the menu is, if you cannot pronounce it, you cannot afford it.     

Frank Muir

The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Part of obedience to the Golden Rule is knowing how to respond once you've behaved in an unloving way.     

Doug McIntosh

Follow the Golden Rule. Be kind to your neighbors, love them as much as you would love yourself, do unto others....     

Michael Jackson

If you contemplate the Golden Rule, it turns out to be an injunction to live by grace rather than by what you think other people deserve.     

Deepak Chopra

To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.      

Harry Emerson Fosdick

The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The era of Christianity peace, brotherhood, the Golden Rule as applied to governmental matters is. yet to come, and when it comes, then, and then only, will the future of nations be sure.     

Lajos Kossuth

You can have the 'golden rule' do unto others as you would have others do unto you. But then you take it one step farther where you just do good unto others, period. Just for the sake of it.     

Jennifer Beals

Nothing in the Golden Rule says that others will treat us as we have treated them. It only says that we must treat others in a way that we would want to be treated.     

Rosa Parks

Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case.     

Henry David Thoreau

Try to treat others as you would want them to treat you.     

L. Ron Hubbard

The reason for our success is no secret. It comes down to one single principle that transcends time and geography, religion and culture. It’s the Golden Rule – the simple idea that if you treat people well, the way you would like to be treated, they will do the same.     

Isadore Sharp

The need to treat ourselves as well as we treat others. It's women's version of the Golden Rule.     

Gloria Steinem

The Golden Rule works. It really does. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Kindness begets kindness.     

Michael J. Silverstein

The duty of lovers is to tarnish the Golden Rule.     

Leonard Cohen

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.      

George Bernard Shaw

Golden rule of life: never underestimate your rivals.     

Sid Waddell

The golden rule is to act fearlessly upon what one believes to be right.      

Mahatma Gandhi

The golden rule for understanding in spiritual matters is not intellect, but obedience.     

Oswald Chambers

There's one golden rule to keep before you: laugh about everything and don't bother yourself about the others!     

Anne Frank

Do something everyday that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.     

Mark Twain

We must forgive each other our arising, for our existence always torments others. The golden rule in the midst of this mutual misery has always been, not to do no harm, but as little as possible; and not to love one another, but as much as you can.     

Ken Wilber

The Golden Rule will always be good advice!     

Jay Asher

Generosity is the key to all relationships. To friendships and bands. That's the golden rule.     

Tina Weymouth