To know thy self seems to me, truly, the beginning of wisdom, and one cannot start the study too early. I believe in fastidious honesty toward others, and I would try to demand the same of myself to myself. I believe in justice, generosity, and kindness. To cultivate a sense of proportion, a sense of humor is a great help in daily life. The “put yourself in his place” attitude, even if later you find you're obliged to knock him out of it, is an admirable attitude. I forget which of our great Generals said, “Let the other man tell his story first.” But it is a good principle, a part of that wisdom and understanding, which helps to keep the world going round, even in the rather wobbly way it is going.