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Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman

Mencius (Mengzi)
Mencius (371-278 B.C.) Chinese philosopher
(Attributed)
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Try your best to treat others as you wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.

Mencius (Mengzi)
Mencius (371-278 B.C.) Chinese philosopher
Mencius, 7.A.4 [tr. Lau (1970)]

See also the Bible, Matthew 7:12.
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