The greatest act of rebellion

The true gentleman is never contentious. If a spirit of rivalry is anywhere unavoidable, it is at a shooting match. Yet even here he courteously salutes his opponents before taking up his position, and again when, having lost, he retires to drink the forfeit-cup. So that even when competing he remains a true gentleman.

~ Lionel Giles Sayings of Confucius (found in “the Basic writtings of Bertrand Russell)



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