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The Golden Rule

Do what you say you’ll do.
Respond in good time with grace.
If you ask for something and it happens, take the time to appreciate and acknowledge whats been done.
Always communicate.
Explain reasons.
If you make a mistake, make the effort to fix it as fast as you can.

The Golden Rule (from wikipedia):

China

Zi gong asked, saying, “is there one word that may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life?” The master said, “is not reciprocity such a word?” Confucius
“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” Confucius
“If people regarded other people’s families in the same way that they regard their own, who then would incite their own family to attack that of another? “For one would do for others as one would do for oneself.” Mozi
“The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful: for virtue is faithful.” Laozi
“Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss.” Laozi

Egypt

“Now this is the command: do to the doer to cause that he do thus to you.”
“That which you hate to be done to you, do not do to another.”

Greece

“Do not do to your neighbor what you would take ill from him.” Pittacus
“Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.” Thales
“What you do not want to happen to you, do not do it yourself either.” Sextus the Pythagorean
“Do not do to others what would anger you if done to you by others.” Isocrates
“What thou avoidest suffering thyself seek not to impose on others.” Epictetus
“It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly (agreeing ‘neither to harm nor be harmed’, and it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.” Epicurus
“. . . it has been shown that to injure anyone is never just anywhere.” Socrates

Rome

“Expect from others what you did to them.” Seneca
“It is not so, as you might believe, that one is made happy through the unhappiness of others.” Seneca

India

“Hence, (keeping these in mind), by self-control and by making dharma (right conduct) your main focus, treat others as you treat yourself.” Sanskrit
“Why does a man inflict upon other creatures those sufferings, which he has found by experience are sufferings to himself?” Tiruvaḷḷuvar
“Let not a man consent to do those things to another which, he knows, will cause sorrow.” Tiruvaḷḷuvar

Humanism

“Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you.”

Monty Python

“Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.”

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