16 Combine with the good intention of the mind - the key to success premnogih. High intelligence and low will - a monstrous, forcibly betrothed couple. Evil intent - Poison for the high qualities, with the mind it is only a skilful do evil. Contempt worthy of high intelligence, applied for nefarious ends! Reason without prudence - double madness.
17 Change techniques in order to attract attention, much less hostile. Not der huddle primary mode of action - the monotony will unravel prevent and even upset the plan. It is easy to shoot a bird flying in a straight line, more difficult - the one that turns. Do not hold on to the end of the second and the way for the two moves will solve the whole game. Intrigue alert. That his conduct, much needed sophistication. An experienced player does not of course, is waiting, and the more eager the enemy.
18 Diligence and talent. When neither the one nor the other, the greatness of the non- perhaps when did come together, it is dazzling. Diligence mediocrity reaches more than talent without diligence. Glory is bought at the cost of labor that comes easily, a low valued. Even in the top ranks desired relatively hard work: it is, as a rule, shows and giftedness. Who not content with first place in the mediocre reality, trying to take a while would mean a place in the highest, that apology is bogorodstvo aspiration- tions, but the one who is content with an average place in the high case, when I could excel in mediocre, this is not an apology. So, you want to- tour and art, and their union is sealed diligence.
19 Do not start with excessive hopes. When anything is praising the measure- etsya, it often does not justify the hopes. Reality can not keep up for the imagination, as desired easily imagine, it is difficult to achieve. From marriage fantasies born with the desire something more than life allows. However great achievement, it does not satisfy the spirit, and, seduced by the direct dimensional hopes he will experience more frustration than joy. Reliability yes - mistress forge the truth, let the sobriety of her holding back, for- botyas more about utility than about desirable. At first, in order to initiate inter- res should be given some credit without shelling out, however, on the whole, personality. Let the reality will exceed expectations and will provide more than anticipated. But for harm is usually not necessary - there is exaggeration chenie even useful all happy when it is not justified, and now on- go tolerable that first sounded awful.
20 The Man and His Age. Even the rare people depend on their merits time. Not all of them have the time they deserve, and many, who got it, have not managed to subdue him. Some worthy was the best time - not always good triumphs throughout its time, even outstanding dependent fashion. But wisdom the advantage that it is eternal, and if this century - not her age, she owns the century to come.
Wise advice - 2 21 The art of being happy. There are many recipes for it, but not Just good for sage. Can contribute to the success of enterprise. Some with views of careless getting at the gates of Fortune, waiting undertake for the cause of it. Other smarter - they surge ahead boldly and act relying on their own strength, for the wings of valor sometimes can overtake happiness and flatter him. But, right reasoning, no better way than the way of virtue and zeal, because there is no higher happiness, than prudence, as the worst misfortune than imprudence.
22 Pleasant knowledge. Reasonable armed secular, elegant scholarship, he all aware of and judges in a refined, not a vulgar manner, he has only- yes there are examples of sharp words, brilliant affairs, and he knows how to lead to place them. After all, under the guise of advice witty words often listen rather than vysokouchenoe edification. Free art and eye-opening conversation has gone to someone in life to benefit more than all seven free Arts.
23 Do not tolerate small and its drawbacks. That is a sign of excellence. From spiritual or bodily flaws rarely free, but often they are cherished, from when they could easily have healed. Vchuzhe annoying to see reasonable, as insignificant flaw sometimes spoils the perfect combination of virtues - to- freely and cloud to overshadow the sun. Birthmark on the repute Human anger immediately noticed - and persevered in their marks. Especially valuable arts usstvo hide their lack, causing it to advantage. So, Caesar conceal his baldness with a laurel wreath.
24 Manage their imagination. Where necessary, hold it, and where and substitution- egni, because it - all our bliss, sometimes the very reason he on occasion. It is - a tyrant. Not content with dreaming, interferes with activities tion, dominates our lives, making it, on a whim, joyous tion or painful: it relies on, we are happy or not. Home executioner of fools, one it continually draws sorrows; others, inspiring demon- pechnost, promises nothing but fun so enjoyable entertainment. It's on everyone is able to, if it does not bridle understanding combined with subtle intuition.