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- 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.
- I. There is poverty.
- Pity not the poor, for it is ever within their power to change their own circumstances.
- Do not depend on charity, for it is fickle.
- Those who cannot formulate and execute a plan to become prosperous deserve to live in want and despair.
- II. There is death.
- Pity not the fallen, for they have failed to safeguard what was theirs, or else prized something else above their own lives.
- Study their ultimate failure and understand it, and spare yourself the same fate - for fate is not carved in stone.
- III. There is deceit.
- Suffer not those who betray their word, for they devalue it to worthlessness by so doing.
- They are to be cast out and shunned by all as a pox, or destroyed if they pose any credible threat.
- Make no agreement that you will not uphold.
- IV. There is envy.
- Protect what is yours.
- If you cannot defend it, it does not belong to you.
- If you can take it and keep it, it is yours.
- Covet only that which is within your meants to take and possess, and do so only from a position of strength and security.
- V. There is conspiracy.
- Trust your proven brothers, but test them always.
- Depend on no one if it can be avoided.
- Avoid complacency, and teach fear and awe to those who have become mired in it.
- He who cannot keep his subordinates from supplanting him is not a leader.
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