Forget each kindness that you do
As soon as you have done it:
Forget the praise that falls to you
The moment you have won it:
Forget the gossip that you hear
Before you can repeat it:
Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer
Wherever you may meet it.
Remember every kindness done
To you – whatever be its measure:
Remember praise of others now
And pass it on with pleasure:
Remember every promise made
And keep it to the letter
Remember those who lend you aid
And be a grateful debtor.