One of the disciples asked Confucius, "O, venerable Master! Please tell me what constitutes social virtue." Confucius replied, "Loving others." Another disciple asked, "Master, is there any one maxim which should be acted upon throughout one's own life?" Confucius replied, "Do not do to others what you do not wish them do to you." A chief disciple of Confucius said, "The single principle that runs throughout the teachings of my Master is loyalty to oneself and charity to one's neighbor.