When ambitious desires arise in thy heart, recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
Find fault with thyself rather than with others.
Forbearance is the root of quietness and assurance forever.
Give the peasants neither life nor death.
Life is like unto a long journey with a heavy burden.
Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair.