Saturday, February 4, 2012


A leader is best
When people barely know that he exists,
Not so good when people follow and acclaim him,
Worse when they obey and despise him,
"Fail to honor people,
They fail to honor you."
But of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will all say, "We did this ourselves."

--Lao Tzu

As rendered in The Ten Most Wanted Men, Paul H. Dunn, 330

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