MAINTAIN AN AIR or uncertainty about your business. Admiration for the new is what bestows value upon the accomplished. To play cards exposed is neither useful, nor good taste. Create anticipation by the declaring of your purpose, and especially where the height of your office commands public attention display a bit of mystery about everything, and by it further the respect in which you are held; even when you show your hand escape the obvious; just as in the daily round you do not disclose your inner self to everyone. A prudent silence is the sacred vessel of wisdom. Purpose declared was never highly esteemed and commits itself to criticism in advance, and should it fail, the misfortune is doubled. Imitate, therefore, the ways of God in order to keep those about you watchful, and alert.

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