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Command Yourself First

Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.


—Mencius (371-289 BC, Public domain)


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He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.

NPG 4222; John Milton by Unknown artist

by unknown artist, oil on canvas, circa 1629

John Milton (Public domain)

…Think of this quote the next time you turn on any reality show. As a group, have we spiritually or mentally advanced in 400 years? Truth is, every generation—past, present, future—offers us the multitude who never look within, and those who quietly strive, day in and day out, to move closer to their Creator.


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