The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Yet if only one part of the whole is missing or amiss, the whole lessens in value or sometimes loses it altogether. Yet some parts are more important than others. The slightest alteration of one part may affect the whole in ways beyond expectation. The greatest skill is to completely perceive the interrelationships of the parts which compose the whole. Be aware of the overall equilibrium of the whole and how fragile that balance is, in depending upon the integrity of its parts.
Everything in its proper place, in its proper time. The Laws of Nature, although bendable by the knowledge of Man, can never be changed. Even the bending of the Laws to yield greater fruits are performed within the bounds of the Laws themselves. Man can never truly create. He simply brought together or broke apart that which is already there in Nature. Fate and Free Will, both illusory constructs of the human mind, and alternate names for the Laws of Nature, are there for you to take control of and steer towards any destination that you desire.
Truth endures. Falsehood crumbles. Truth endures because it is in the nature of Truth to survive. Falsehood crumbles because it is in the nature of Falsehood to collapse. Build a house upon hollow ground and it will not stand for long. Build a house upon firm ground and it will endure. Begin any endeavour with truth and sound principles. Ponder your intentions. Is there any insincerity, deceit or conceit in it?
Assumption is the mother of all errors. Obsession with detail is the trap of insanity. Contentment is the seed of sloth. Ungratefulness is the cause of unrest. Vanity is the greatest traitor of the heart. Sloppiness is as a spoilt child threatening your reputation. Balance is the key. Know only enough to proceed with your enterprise. Be grateful for what you have and strive for more. Be graceful, tactful and impeccable in your conduct without being vain and inflexible.