CXXX. Budi darežljiv u blagostanju i zahvalan u bijedi. Budi dostojan…

1 Budi darežljiv u blagostanju i zahvalan u bijedi. Budi dostojan povjerenja svog susjeda i gledaj ga vedrim i prijateljskim okom. Budi blago siromahu i opomena bogatome, odgovori na vapaj bijednika i sačuvaj nepovredivost svoje prisege. Budi pošten u svom sudu i pažljiv u govoru. Ne budi nepravedan ni prema kome, a blagost pokaži prema svima. Budi poput luči onima koji hode u tami, radost nesretnicima, more žednima, luka očajnima, i podrži i obrani potlačenu žrtvu. Neka čestitost i poštenje krase sva tvoja djela. Budi utočište strancu, melem onom koji pati, moćna utvrda bjeguncu. Budi oko slijepome, a zvijezda vodilja stopama zabludjeloga. Budi ures na licu istine, kruna na čelu vjernosti, stup hrama pravičnosti, dah života tijelu čovječanstva, stijeg vojskama pravde, lučonoša nad obzorjem vrline, rosa tlu ljudskog srca, arka na oceanu spoznaje, sunce na nebu dobrote, dragulj u dijademi mudrosti, sjajno svjetlo na nebeskom svodu svoje generacije, plod na stablu poniznosti. Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.