Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
I violate no secret when I say that one of the greatest values in Masonry is that it affords an opportunity for men of all walks of life to meet on common ground where all men are equal and have one common interest.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Freemasonry is an institution calculated to benefit mankind.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.