Hear but don’t tell.
See but just listen.
Ask but don’t question; for to question without listening is to judge.
Be confident in your assertions but never proud in boasting.
Be sparing when it comes to praises and treat all secret things bestowed upon you in private with secrecy.
Be two steps ahead in patience but four ahead in wit.
Be of kind heart and noble in your intentions but do not strive to be without fault as some evil is the residue of much good.
Seek peace but be sure to place honour before peace, for no man in dishonour can bring peace.
Let war be declared by others for every day is a preparation for war by the wise.
And above all have courage, for it is by courage alone we ensure love among us and peace also.
Then you can be a member of our order.