Wisdom of the Duke

It’s Friday, that means it’s time for more Wisdom of the Duke!

“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I expect the same from them.” From “The Shootist”.

I like this quote, especially since it goes very well with my post on manners from a couple of days ago. Essentially, it’s John Wayne’s version of the Golden Rule; which quite honestly is an excellent way to live.

Treating others in the manner that you expect to be treated is a fantastic way to go through life. Do not be surprised however when others refuse to treat you with the same dignity and respect that you grant them. Those people may be criminals, liars, or simply just rude people. In such situations, you can only be responsible for your own conduct. Expect other people to treat you with respect; don’t be surprised when they don’t.

It’s what John Wayne Would Do.

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