As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Keep interested in your career, however humble;
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,