As we grow older we realize
These basic truths before our eyes:
The emptiness of wealth,
The dignity of work,
The value of good health,
The need to make our mark,
The gift of family and friends,
The ugliness of strife,
The permanence of change,
The brevity of life,
The comfort of true love,
The Truth of God above.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life,
to mind your own business and to work with
your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and you will not be dependent on anybody."