May I be an enemy to no one
and the friend of what abides eternally.
May I never quarrel with those nearest me,
and be reconciled quickly if I should.
May I never plot evil against others,
and if anyone plots evil against me,
may I escape unharmed
and without the need to hurt anyone else.
May I love, seek, and attain only what is good.
May I desire happiness for all
and harbor envy for none.
May I never find joy
in the misfortune of one who has wronged me.
May I never wait for the rebuke of others,
but always rebuke myself and make reparation.
May I gain no victory
that harms me or my opponent.
May I reconcile friends
who are mad at each other.
May I, insofar as I can, give all necessary help
to my friends and to all who are in need.
May I never fail a friend in trouble.
May I be able to soften the pain of the grief stricken
and give them comforting words.
May I respect myself.
May I always maintain control of my emotions.
May I habituate myself to be gentle,
and never angry with others because of circumstances.
May I never discuss the wicked or what they have done,
but know good people and follow in their footsteps.
Eusebius of Caesarea, c. 260- c.340, Christian historian and bishop
Gracious words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the body.