Seeking the Aid of Gre
Value and secure the friendship Of the virtuous, mature and wise. Ally with them who can allay your present ills And avert those to come. The rarest of rare things is to seek and secure The friendship of the great. The greatest of all strengths come from Associating with one greater than oneself. A king's counselors are his eyes To be chosen with careful counseling. Foes are rendered ineffective by one Who lives in fellowship with the worthy. Who can ruin the man who commands The friendship of those who can reprove him? A king unguarded with reproving counsel Needs no foes to come to grief. There can be no gain without capital, And no stability unpropped by wise counsel. To give up good friends is ten times worse than Being hated by countless foes.