From the way of life
Comes all things;
It is the treasure of a sound person
And the refuge of an unsound person.
Clever performances come dear or cheap,
Sweet words can buy a measure of honor,
Goodness comes free.
And how shall a person who acts better deny a person who acts worse?
In an instant they can change places.
Therefore, when a new government comes into being,
Let ministers be appointed to receive the gifts of
A grateful people;
And let them receive also the motionless gift of integrity -
The gift prized as highest by those of old who said,
"Only pursue an offender to show them the way."
What people on earth could imagine
More wealth than this?