ADVANCED PROCEDURES & AXIOMS by the Empress 1. Never fail to desert a comrade in need, in danger or in trouble if it is expedient, advantageous or necessary. 2. Never allow another to withdraw allegiance once granted. 3. Never desert a group which pays handsomely for your support and the use of your name. 4. Never minimize your own importance. 5. Never need praise, approval or sympathy, but if it is not forthcoming, hire others to get it for you. 6. Never acknowledge any reality but your own. 7. Never allow your affinity to be alloyed, reshaped, diluted, extracted, pounded, polished or plated, or sold below what the market will bear. 8. Do not give or receive communication that does not glorify you. 9. Your stature and bank account are more important than your future lives and the lives of others. 10. Your integrity to yourself and others should not be an obsession. 11. Never regret yesterday, life is in you today, and they probably pulled it in anyway. 12. Never fear to hurt another in a just cause or any other cause for that matter. 13. Don't let others know that you desire to be liked and admired. 14. Be your own adviser, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions, for you never know when somebody's going to go public with what they know about you. 15. Be true to your own delusions.