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  1. Here written are the principles of living by which even a man of small means may become as a King, and by which his status may be long mantained after it is acquired by one who is both courageous and circumspect, ferocious and restrained.
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  3. I. There is poverty.
  4. Pity not the poor, for it is ever within their power to change their own circumstances.
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  6. Do not depend on charity, for it is fickle.
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  8. Those who cannot formulate and execute a plan to become prosperous deserve to live in want and despair.
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  10. II. There is death.
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  12. Pity not the fallen, for they have failed to safeguard what was theirs, or else prized something else above their own lives.
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  14. Study their ultimate failure and understand it, and spare yourself the same fate - for fate is not carved in stone.
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  16. III. There is deceit.
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  18. Suffer not those who betray their word, for they devalue it to worthlessness by so doing.
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  20. They are to be cast out and shunned by all as a pox, or destroyed if they pose any credible threat.
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  22. Make no agreement that you will not uphold.
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  24. IV. There is envy.
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  26. Protect what is yours.
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  28. If you cannot defend it, it does not belong to you.
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  30. If you can take it and keep it, it is yours.
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  32. Covet only that which is within your meants to take and possess, and do so only from a position of strength and security.
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  34. V. There is conspiracy.
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  36. Trust your proven brothers, but test them always.
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  38. Depend on no one if it can be avoided.
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  40. Avoid complacency, and teach fear and awe to those who have become mired in it.
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  42. He who cannot keep his subordinates from supplanting him is not a leader.
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