Prefer punishment to disgraceful gain; for the one is painful but once, but the other for one's whole life.
Do not let one's tongue outrun one's sense.
If you confer a benefit, never remember it; if you receive one, never forget it.
Do nothing immoderate.
What is difficult? To keep a secret, to employ leisure well, to be able to bear an injury.
A youthful age is desirable, but aged youth is troublesome and grievous.
The tongue should not be suffered to outrun the mind.
If one is strong be also merciful, so that one's neighbors may respect one rather than fear one.
As the touchstone tries gold, so gold tries men.
Do not make too much haste on one's road.
Learn how to regulate one's own house well.
When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors.
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