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Single Idea 6327

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / f. Love]

Full Idea

Do good to him who has done you an injury.

Gist of Idea

Do good to him who has done you an injury

Source

Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching [c.350 BCE], II.LXIII.148)

Book Reference

Lao Tzu: 'Tao Te Ching', ed/tr. Lau,D.C. [Penguin 1963], p.124


A Reaction

Compare Idea 6288 (Jesus). People like this really mess up the social contract theory of morality. If they are going to return good for your evil, there doesn't seem much point in helping them, given how much effort is involved. Most peculiar…

Related Idea

Idea 6288 Don't resist evil, but turn the other cheek [Jesus]