A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
- Ovid (A.K.A Publius Ovidius Naso)
Fish Eyes on Terra Firm - An Exercise in Gratitude - A planksip Daily Möbius
Inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)'s quote, "A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward". The titled responsion is
Kindness strikes me as a social act. Certainly one could heuristically prime themselves towards acts of kindness and self validation, however, gratitude, for-me (and Cicero) is the greatest of virtues. The advise here is to pay swiftly and keep the punished guessing. Niccolò Machiavelli and Ovid are both fair game in any expansion that suits your highest ideal or philosophical reckoning. Expand away!