Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.
Not to waste time on nonsense. Not to be taken in by conjurors and hoodoo artists with their talk about incantations and exorcism and all the rest of it. Not to be obsessed with quail-fighting or other crazes like that.
Another useful point to bear in mind: What qualities has nature given us to counter that defect? As an antidote to unkindness it gave us kindness. And other qualities to balance other flaws.
Not to assume it's impossible because you find it hard. But to recognize that if it's humanly possible, you can do it too.
The things you think about determine the quality of your mind.
No random actions, none not based on underlying principles.
When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans.
Because most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you'll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, Is this necessary?
To pursue the impossible is madness: but it is impossible for evil men not to do things of this sort.