역지사지

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from 역지즉개연 ‎(yeog-ji-jeug-gae-yeon, great minds think alike; all roads lead to Rome), as mentioned in Mencius (孟子, 맹자, c. 4th century BCE), a Confucian classic and one of the Four Books.

Proverb[edit]

역지사지 ‎(yeokjisaji) (易地思之, yeog-ji-sa-ji)

  1. do unto others as you would have them do unto you; one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.
  2. don't do unto others what you wouldn't have them do unto you; one should not treat others as one would not like to be treated.

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References[edit]

  • The article of Dusan Encyclopedia (in Korean) [1]