Confucius via Wendell Berry

“If a man have not order within him, he cannot spread order about him.”

I gather this comes from Ezra Pound’s translations, although I’m not familiar enough with this literature to tell if this is real.

Great mantra for teachers thinking about their own practice, though.


One thought on “Confucius via Wendell Berry”

  1. The Peace of Wild Things
    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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