The most important thing is silence.

In silence Wisdom speaks,

and they whose hearts are open

understand her.

The brave man is at the mercy of cowards,

and the honest man at the mercy of thieves,

unless he keep silence.

But if he keep silence he is safe,

because they will fail to understand him;

and then he may do them good

without their knowing it, which is

a source of true humor and contentment.