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Modest Stillness and Humility

From Shakespeare's "Henry V" --

"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility" -- what a wonderful line, no? Shakespeare is saying that stillness and humility are virtues most of the time.

But the remainder of the time -- when it's peace no more -- stillness and humility aren't called for. Then, you imitate the actions of the tiger.

Perhaps it's why Shakespeare is still so widely enjoyed -- he captured human nature well. In times of steadfastness, we prefer the steady and levelheaded. But when times are insane or crazy, we turn to crisis leaders -- those who imitate the actions of the tiger.

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