Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair.
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Give the peasants neither life nor death.
Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.
Forbearance is the root of quietness and assurance forever.
When ambitious desires arise in thy heart, recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
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