Day 8: January 8 – Learning Is A Treasure Which Accompanies Its Owner Everywhere

Xi Hu, Hangzhou

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The Master said,

‘Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application?’

‘Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters?’

‘Is he not a man of complete virtue, who feels no discomposure though men may take no note of him?’

~ Analects of Confucius, Chapter 1

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On This Day

1337: Italian painter Giotto dies.

1642: Italian astronomer, mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei dies in Tuscany.

1713: Italian composer Arcangelo Corelli dies. 

1815: Andrew Jackson wins a peacetime battle against the British at the Battle of New Orleans.

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