Humans are the limbs of one/the same body,
and are from the same essence in their creation.
When the conditions of the time hurt one of these parts,
other parts will suffer from discomfort/restlessness, as well.
If you are indifferent about the misery of others,
it is not deserving to call you a human being.
The faults are divided into three groups…
affection, aversion and stupidity.
lust, avarice, and covetousness.
anger, envy, malignity,
hatred and implacability.
Stupidity includes misapprehension, suspicion,
arrogance and carelessness.
Of the three,
stupidity is the worst
because it is only a stupid person who may be influenced
by affection and aversion…
but freedom from pain,
is what the wise man will aim at…
Experience and suffering
are the mother of wisdom.
Be happy in your own soul.
Among pitiless townsmen
one will always abuse you,
another speak praise.
When a man is dead
one can find no medicine
to bring him life.
The world of the waking is one and shared,
but the sleeping turn aside each into his private world.
Most men do not think things in the way they encounter them,
nor do they recognize what they experience,
but believe their own opinions.
We fear all things as mortals,
and we desire all things as if we were immortal.
We should not be oﬀended that other people hide
the truth from us, since we so often hide it from ourselves.
We readily criticize other people’s faults,
but we rarely use them to correct our own.
We strive less hard to be happy than
to make people think we are happy.
If we are too much in love,
it is hard to recognize
when we are no longer loved.