THE NINE VIRTUES
STRENGTH IS BETTER THAN WEAKNESS...
COURAGE IS BETTER THAN COWARDICE...
JOY IS BETTER THAN GUILT...
HONOR IS BETTER THAN DISHONOR...
FREEDOM IS BETTER THAN SLAVERY...
KINSHIP IS BETTER THAN ALIENATION...
REALISM IS BETTER THAN DOGMATISM...
VIGOR IS BETTER THAN LIFELESSNESS...
ANCESTRY IS BETTER THAN UNIVERSALISM...
In all that you do, consider its benefit or harm upon yourself, your children and your people.
All that which you do will return to you, sooner or later, good or ill. Thus always strive to do good to others, or at least strive to be just in your actions.
Be honest with yourself, and with others. "This above all: be true to thine own self."
Humankind, and especially your own family and folk, has the spark of divinity within it. Protect and nurture that spark.
Give your word sparingly, and adhere to it like iron.
In the world, your first trust and responsibility should be to your own people. Yet be kind and proper to others whenever possible.
What you have, HOLD!!
Pass onto others only those words you have verified personally.
Be honest with others and let them know you expect honesty in return, always.
The fury of the moment plays folly with the truth; to keep ones head is a virtue.
Know which battles should be fought and which ones should be avoided. Also, know when to break off a conflict. There are times when the minions of chaos are simply too strong, or when fate is absolutely unavoidable.
When you gain power use it well and wisely.
Courage and honor endure forever. Their echoes remain when the mountains have crumbled to the sea.
Pledge friendship and your services to those who are worthy. Strengthen others of your people and they will strengthen you.
Love and care for your family and have the fierceness of a wolf for their protection.
Honor yourself, have pride, do your best, and forgive yourself when you must.
Try always to be above reproach in the eyes of the world.
Those of our peoples should always endeavor to settle any differences among themselves quietly and peacefully.
The laws of the land should always be obeyed whenever possible and reason, for in the main they have been chosen with wisdom.
Have pride in yourself, family, and folk for they are your future.
Do not neglect your mate or children.
Every one of our people should work accordingly to be the best we can be. Thus we must always help each other.
One advances individually and collectively only by living in harmony with the natural order of the world.
The seeking of wisdom is a high virtue. Love of truth, honor, courage, and loyalty are the hallmarks of the noble soul.
Be prepared for whatever the future brings.
Life with all its joys, struggles, and ambiguities, is to be embraced and lived to the fullest.