Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.
Give thy thoughts no tongue.
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?
For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.