tales of a White Knight
The White Knight's Handbook
A White Knight has three treasures that he/she keeps and prizes
one is kindness
second is frugality
and third is not presuming to take precedence over others.
By kindness one can be brave
by frugality one can reach out
and by not presuming to take precedence one can survive effectively.
If one gives up kindness and courage
gives up frugality and breadth
and gives up humility for aggressiveness
one will die.
The exercise of kindness in battle leads to victory
the exercise of kindness in defense leads to security.
The Tao-te Ching
(The Way and Its Power)
a classic Taoist work
Humility springs from an understanding of all things.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, 1QS