Principles of Excellence ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Sima Qian

When one sets to work, one should be liberal but strict, gentle but firm, frank but reverent, orderly but alert, compliant but courageous, forthright but warm, easy going but unyielding, resolute but sincere, forceful but righteous. If one can manifest these principles, it is excellent indeed!

— Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/principles-of-excellence-sima-qian.html

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