1: The world thrives when that great beauty
Called the kindly look flourishes.
2: The world's existence is sustained by kindliness.
The very existence of those bereft of it burdens the earth.
3: What use is a melody in an unmusical song?
What use are eyes which express no kindness?
4: Other than a facial appearance, what do eyes
With no quality of kindness really do?
5: A kindly look is the ornament of the eyes.
Without kindness the eyes are two unsightly sores.
6: Eyes may be fixed in their face, but those without
A kindly look might as well be tree stumps fixed in dirt.
7: Those who lack a kindly look are indeed without eyes,
And those who truly have eyes never lack a gracious look.
8: The world belongs to men who can behold others benevolently,
Without being distracted from their duty.
9: To grant forbearing kindness even to those
Who grieve us is the foremost of virtues.
580: Those desiring gracious goodness above all else could accept with
Friendliness poison they watched their host prepare and serve.
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