Quote of the Day

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”

Lao Tzu

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Auntie BS says:

    I like that and try to follow it. Others will have to tell you the degree of my success in living up to those values.

  2. Uriel says:

    Great quote…As Auntie BS says, I also try to live by those words. At the same time, I don’t generally acknowledge those that find me terribly unlikeable because the flaw is usually theirs. It keeps me far more balanced if I don’t worry overmuch so long as I am true to my Christian values.

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