CONFUCIONISM       550-478 BCE

Try your best to treat others
as you would wish to be treated yourself,
and you will find that this is
the shortest way to benevolence.
     ...Mencius VII.A.4

Tzu-kung asked, 'Is there a single word
which can be a guide to conduct throughout one's life?'
The Master said, 'It is perhaps the word shu [reciprocity].
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.'
       ...Analects, 15.24