He led a holy and self-denying life, shunning all advancement, and was a brother to the poor; no man ever saw him angered.
The life was to be self-denying and hard, but not one of any great austerity (for details see Benedict Of Nursia; and E.
The whole arrangements and character of the building bespeak the rich and powerful feudal lord, not the humble father of a body of hard-working brethren, bound by vows to a life of poverty and self-denying toil.
In the fourth place, there is the self-denying ordinance against employment of arms for the enforcement of contractual obligations adopted at the Hague Conference of 1907.
The same principle underlies different other self-denying arrangements and declarations made by the powers with reference to Chinese integrity.