Those who accomplish difficult tasks,
give up what is difficult to give up,
and tolerate what is difficult to bear;
who accept what is difficult to accept;
who turn you away from what is inappropriate,
and take care to turn you toward what is appropriate;
whose commitment supports your intentions;
who desire your happiness and regard you with affection
—these are friends, relatives, and allies.
Others who follow you only in their own interest
are nothing but very ordinary beings.