Do not repeat slander; you should not hear it, for it is the result of hot temper.
Ptahhotep, The Maxims of Ptahhotep (c. 2350 BC), Maxim no. 23.
Beware an act of avarice; it is bad and incurable disease.Ptahhotep
Do not repeat slander; you should not hear it, for it is the result of hot temper.Ptahhotep
To resist him that is set in authority is evil.Ptahhotep
Be cheerful while you are alive.Ptahhotep
Do not be arrogant because of your knowledge, but confer with the ignorant man as with the learned. For knowledge has no limits, and none has yet achieved perfection in it. Good speech is more hidden than malachite, yet it is found in the possession of women slaves at the millstones.Ptahhotep
Truth is great and its effectiveness endures.Ptahhotep