SAINTLY RAMBLINGS’ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

I have a saying of the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tse in the front of my PCC folder ...

Leaders are best when people barely know they exist; not good when people acclaim them; worst when they despise them. But of a good leader, who talks little, when their work is done, their aim fulfilled, their people will all say, "We did this ourselves." 

COMMENT: Wow. Just wow.

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SAINTLY RAMBLINGS’ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY — 6 Comments

  1. I feel that I must point out that Lao-Tse was in fact a scrap metal dealer and jobbing philosopher from Yorkshire in England called Bert Ramsbottom. He was not exactly into personal hygiene and he got the moniker of Bert “Lousy” Ramsbottom in his home town. He was so annoyed with this nickname that he emigrated to China. Unfortunately, for poor Bert, the Chinese had the same sense of humour as his old mates back home, except the Chinese spelt it “Lao-Tse.” It’s nice to know that he is remembered for his wise words rather than his odour.

  2. Regardless of how abysmal Bert’s personal habits may have been, his words are refreshingly imbued with the sweet odour of sanity.

    Haigha

  3. Regardless of how abysmal Bert’s personal habits may have been, his words are refreshingly imbued with the sweet odour of sanity.

    Haigha

  4. a saying of the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tse

    Actually, by his (hawt) wife-of-convenience Lao Ma . . . as everyone who’s ever watched Xena knows! 😉