Day 9: January 9 – Happy Is He That Chastens Himself

~ Misty Trees by Nine Streams, Hangzhou


Garden Obelisk

The Master said,

If the scholar be not grave, he will not call forth any veneration, and his learning will not be solid.

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

Have no friends not equal to yourself.

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

~ Analects of Confucius, Chapter 8


On This Day 

1799: British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces income tax, at two shillings in the pound, to raise funds for the Napoleonic War.

1828: The Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.

1873: French Emperor Napoleon III dies in exile in England.

1916: The British abandon Gallipoli.

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