Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.
Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things.
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.
Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.