Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 18, 2016

The Golden Rule of Conduct

By David Reiss

Dick DeMarsicoGandhi (1)

In honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., a quotation from Mahatma Gandhi, one of his heroes:

The golden rule of conduct…is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall see Truth in fragments and from different angles of vision. Conscience is not the same thing for all. Whilst, therefore, it is a good guide for individual conduct, imposition of that conduct upon all will be an insufferable interference with everybody’s freedom of conscience.

Democracy is not a state in which people act like sheep.

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one see it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own truth.

| Permalink