Day 3: January 3 – He Is Not Fit To Command Others, That Cannot Command Himself

Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai 

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But I have three precious things which I prize and hold fast.

The first is gentleness;

the second is economy;

and the third is shrinking from taking precedence of others.

With that gentleness I can be bold;

with that economy I can be liberal;

shrinking from taking precedence of others, I can become a vessel of the highest honour. 

~ Tao Dejing, Chapter 66

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On This Day

106 BC: Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero is born.

1521: Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther.

1777: George Washington defeats General Cornwallis’s forces at the Battle of Princeton.

1833: Britain seizes control of the Falkland Islands.

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