365 Days for Travelers: Jun 19

THE THREE PRECIOUS THINGS

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.

Nowadays they give up gentleness and are all
for being bold; economy, and are all for being
liberal; the hindmost place, and seek only to be
foremost; of all which the end is death. Gentleness
is sure to be victorious even in battle, and firmly
to maintain its ground. Heaven will save its
possessor, by his very gentleness protecting him.