Ziyong asked, Is there one word that can be practiced for the whole of one’s life? The Master said, That would be “empathy” perhaps: what you do not wish yourself do not do unto others.
The Four Books: The Basic Teachings of the Later Confucian Tradition
Next is he who cultivates the shoots of goodness. The shoots being cultivated he is able to attain to truthfulness.
“To be true is the Way of heaven. To make oneself true is the Way of man.