Individuals who have
sincerely resolved to be pillars of their nation never allow
themselves to neglect even the smallest matter of concern
to the nation, even though there may be times when they forget
about their own problems.
The nation with the best standing consists of people who are
unified on all public matters and respect the majority view.
It hardly needs to be said that the nationís people must have
received a common education of shared values in religion,
language, and historical awareness.
If we cannot accept the criticism of those we love and who
love us, we may lose our friends and remain unaware of our
Do not remember the promises that others have failed to keep;
instead, remember your own promises that you did not fulfill.
Do not blame others because they are not doing good to you;
instead, remember the chances you missed of doing good to
One of the most important things that weakens us as a nation
is that we are simple-minded toward those who deceive us while
pretending to be our friends. Do not believe every promise,
and do not be misled by everyone who gives advice with a smile.
If people consider cheating and trickery to be prudence and
intelligence, their nation is suffering from something like
the terminal phase of cancer. All that is seen as signs of
recovery in such a nation are deceptions, like the swelling
of a tubercular gland being taken for healthy growth.
If the people of a nation can establish relationships as strong
as those among family members, their nation will develop quickly.
On the other hand, a nation whose people do not love and confide
in each another cannot be considered a nation in the true
sense of the word, and its future holds no promise.