Be in the company of wise. You will become like that.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
When building relations with people, use time, heart and mind. Get some experience and take time to conclude.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
There will be no friendship without handling turbulent times. If it doesn’t happen then assume there’s no friendship actually.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
You should be able to distinct between fake and real.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Freedom of speech should be retained under all circumstances.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Responsibility and freedom do wonders.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Growth can’t be selective.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Work to keep the peace intact.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.