THE GOLDEN RULE MARBLE® LOVING, HONEST, PATIENT, GIVING, CARING, HELPFUL, LOYAL, RESPECTFUL, KIND –THE GOLDEN RULE

The Golden Rule – A Universal Doctrine "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

 A Gift of Substance

A kind and simple concept, This Golden Rule transcends its basic religious origins into a universal doctrine for all of us. What a kinder, gentler world we'd live in if everyone followed The Golden Rule. Many businesses know from experience that applying this phrase as a strategy, both internally and externally can be a key to success for them.

An Inspirational Gift of Principle

THE GOLDEN RULE MARBLE® makes a great promotional give away for any business or corporation founded on the guiding principles of sharing and caring. This delicately inscribed marble sphere will serve as a reminder of the human values that should guide us all – family, friends, customers, and employees. The Golden Rule Marble makes a perfect gift idea for employees, sales staff, customers and clients.

Testimonials

The Golden Rule Marble

I would like you to know I was given a Golden Rule Marble 23 years ago at an interview from a company in Napoleon, Ohio. I have had this marble in my pocket every day for the past 23 years. I have lost it multiple times but it always reappears—sometimes it is a day, and sometimes it is a week, but it always reappears. I will eventually need to order a new one from you since mine is still together but the printing has worn off the ring. But at present, the one I carry has very special meaning because the person who gave it to me was so genuine. My family knows how important it is to me to carry this marble and show it to people so everyone can see how we all need to follow the Golden Rule. My wife became disabled 13 years ago, and this marble and the meaning behind it has helped me through my life’s journey. Thanks to you and your company for carrying on the tradition – GREAT PRODUCT.

Mark A Florence

The Golden Rule Marble

Dear Vall

We received our shipment of Golden Rule marbles and were very pleased. The quality of the product is remarkable and one we can be proud to distribute as a tribute to our company's 50th anniversary.

Vall, I must say that your company has been a delight to work with on this project. You are definitely someone who under-promises and over-delivers. From the very first drawings we realized we had found the right manufacturer. You were very accessible, answered all our questions and went to great lengths to ensure that we got the product for which we were looking. It's rare today to find anyone who over-deivers in such a manner. Keep up the good work.

I would recommend your company to anyone looking for a great experience in manufacturing.

Lawrence J. Rybka

The Golden Rule Marble

Vall

We just received the marbles and they look wonderful! What a great job you did! Larry is thrilled with the finished product. We appreciate that you packaged them individually and included the small ring. You really go above and beyond. You have been a joy to work with. Thanks for doing such a great job.

Kathleen Mockbee

The Golden Rule Marble

Golden Rule Marble

What a great idea! We all need a little reminder to treat others the way we'd want to be treated. And, this little marble does just that. I have it sitting on my desk as a constant reminder to put others first!

Matt W.

The Golden Rule Marble

I think this is such a terrific idea and I love my Golden Rule Marble! Too often in business (and with family and friends for that matter) it is all too easy to be more focused on the outcome than the people involved. This marble serves as a gentle reminder and testament to what is really important at the end of each day. I also love that the marble has weight, substance and quality - it's not a cheap piece of plastic, proving that quality matters!

Kelli Swan

The Golden Rule Marble

I was given two Golden Rule Marbles as a gift: one clear, so you can see the stainless steel core, and one black. They sit in little ring holders on my desk, but I’m always picking them up and rolling them in my hand as I work. They have such a nice weight—they’re my “thinking marbles.” I love them because the Golden Rule is very meaningful to me. I grew up in a diverse neighborhood where people did not always respect each other’s differences. Since I was a child, I have tried to treat others the way I would want to be treated. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking we need to retaliate for perceived wrongs against us, but that almost never turns out well. The marbles are a constant reminder for me to be kind to others.

Debby Baron

The Golden Rule Marble

Thank YOU so much! I feel that you all have taken a personal interest in my order and I appreciate that. I am a Director of a sizeable unit in Mary Kay and still have the plastic marble Mary Kay gave me years ago as a memento of her legacy. She built her Company on that Biblical principle and provided moral leadership to thousands of women around the world. God bless you,

Helen L.

Mark Twain

Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.

Walnut Creek, California

In the late 50's and early 60's my father worked for Dow Chemical as a salesman and transferred to Denver, CO. He forged a relationship with Mr. Schwayder and eventually helped Samsonite develop the first Magnesium luggage. They became a very large account.
My father tells this story about the marble:
Mr. Schwayder handed out the agate (and what my dad told me gold band) marbles to the upper management. He also gave one to my father as an important business partner. Dad told me that Schwayder would occasionally randomly stop an executive in the hall and ask to see their marble. If they weren't carrying it that day he was most unhappy. He asked my Dad for his a few times when Dad called on him. This would have been around 1960 best guess -- give or take a couple of years.
I spoke to major collector who runs the premier collectible marble website about this marble. His response about the rarity of the original (this one) was,
"I've been collecting for 20+ years and saw it once on eBay. There might have been others, but I didn't see them, I saw only the one I bought."

Rev. Kelley Becker

……Yes, I’m suggesting that we live out the Golden Rule. ………Because of this, it makes sense to me that finding a way forward might include figuring out what we can agree on and how we can build on that. One possible place to start could be, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” …This piece of advice is not only taught in the Christian faith tradition but is taught as part of nearly every other faith tradition practiced today. It is also prominent in many secular contexts, including humanism, ethical studies, and conversations around human rights. So, how would conversations about immigration change if we could agree that the Golden Rule is the common place from where we will start?
… Friends, let us not judge others by their behavior. Let us treat them like we would want to be treated in a similar situation. Of course, I am not naïve enough to believe that the Golden Rule alone will solve problems
… What kind of people do we want to be? I hope we want to be the kind who see beyond ourselves in order to love others. Be light. Be hope. Be love.

Reading at Up & Coming Weekly

What I know about the Golden Rule -I do know this: We all would be better off remembering and practicing the golden rule. As a noun, it means “a principle implemented or followed to assure success.” Biblically, it has a more relevant meaning. It’s the willingness to love thy neighbor as thy self. We are all faced with injustices, injuries, disappointments, betrayals and frustrations. Handling these situations and loving those who we believe to be the source of the anguish may be the first step back to civility. We need to have patience and take the high road when facing adversity. We must harness our anger and need for retaliation. The golden rule would remind us to be tolerant and to seek peaceful solutions to problems. Ever since we were children, we have been told to follow the golden rule. Well, today that advice is as relevant as it ever was. Probably even more so.

….I’m not saying that offering a beat-down to every rude person you meet is the way to go. That kind of behavior just advertises deep weakness and insecurity. What I am saying is that calling someone out, when you really need to, for the benefit of them and society is exactly what the Golden Rule was written for. When the weak and false-minded assail you with, “Did you have to be so harsh with your nephew? I mean, what about the Golden Rule?” you should be able to stand up and say, “Well, if I was a lying, drug addicted, little turd, I would hope someone would do me the favor of pointing it out. Otherwise that would be a terrible way to go through life.”
Ding! Golden Rule validated!
Why? Because “Do unto others as you would have done unto you” works both ways. If men start using The Rule as it was meant to be used—not only to offer mercy, but provide needed correction—then those that try to abuse it as a weapon will soon find themselves on the wrong end of another misused beta-favorite. “He who lives by the sword…