[Excerpt from a work detailing one of the Seven Strictures]
Restrict the Wandering Gaze that looks hither and yonder for some flashing thing that easily catches a man's fancy in one moment, but brings calamity in the next. For the eyes are never tired of seeing, nor are they quick to spot illusion. A man whose gaze is corrupted is like a warped mirror that has traded beauty for ugliness and ugliness for beauty. Instead, fix your eyes to what is edifying and to what is pure, and then you will be able to recognize the profane monuments of the Outsider.
- In Dishonored, this book can be found during the mission, High Overseer Campbell, in the broadcast station behind the Office of the High Overseer. It can only be accessed from the Back Yard.
- In The Knife of Dunwall, a copy can be found in the Overseers' hideout in the Flooded District.
- In The Corroded Man, the same excerpt is quoted at the beginning of Chapter 27.