Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Greatness lies in sympathy

Philip Sydney was wounded in a battle. (a short story) The bone of his thigh was broken, yet he walked about a mile and reached his camp. He was very thirsty and became almost fainted with the great exertion. He asked for a cup of water. The water was instantly brought in for him. (a short story)But when he was about to put the cup to his mouth he found that an ordinary soldier was looking at the cup wishfully. (a short story) He was so long uncared for. The generous Philip Sydney then handed over the cup to the soldier, instead of taking himself, saying: “Thy necessity is greater than mine.”

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