golden rule

noun

Definition of golden rule

1 capitalized G&R : a rule of ethical conduct referring to Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31: do to others as you would have them do to you
2 : a guiding principle

Examples of golden rule in a Sentence

I try to live by the Golden Rule. The golden rule in sales is to know your customer.
Recent Examples on the Web This leads to my golden rule in HR, which is that there is no single rule in HR. Modar Bakir, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Living by the golden rule was always important to us. Kevin Kruse, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Indeed, the golden rule of the art form is to make your partner look good. Adi Gaskell, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 The golden rule of any successful personal brand is authenticity. Caroline Castrillon, Forbes, 26 Sep. 2021 But regardless of line or lure or season, the golden rule for topwater strikes is this: Don't trust your eyes. Joe Doggett, Chron, 14 Oct. 2021 Wrong employer Never forget this golden rule about public service loan forgiveness: it’s your employer, not your role, that qualifies you for public service loan forgiveness. Zack Friedman, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 And officials should sit down with the students who participated in the group chat and teach them the golden rule: to love thy neighbor as thyself. Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, 25 July 2021 And officials should sit down with the students who participated in the group chat and teach them the golden rule: to love thy neighbor as thyself. Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, 25 July 2021

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First Known Use of golden rule

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of golden rule was in 1570

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6 Jan 2022

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“Golden rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20rule. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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golden rule

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golden rule

: a general rule for how to behave that says that you should treat people the way you would like other people to treat you
: an important rule to follow when you do something

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