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Obstinate children are like a poisonous draft. Though thou art very poor, do what is honest. Adhere chiefly to the only one constantly."

The virtuous will always improve in wisdom and knowledge.

A wicked mouth destroys all wealth.
Seek wealth and money, but without quarrel,
Give in writing what shall stand fast.
A woman must attend herself best.

Even with thy nearest friends 'speak not impolitely.

Speak friendly even to the poor.

If one will criticise, he will find some fault every where.

Speak not haughtily, though thon art a great man.'
To pardon is better than to revenge.
What shall stand firm must have witnesses.
Wisdom is of greater value than ready money.

To be on good terms with the king, is useful in due time.

A calumnious mouth is a fire in the wood.
Good advisers are hated by the world.
The best ornament of a family is unanimity.
What a senior says, must a junior not despise.
If thou cherishest passion, all thy merit is lost.

Get first the plough, and then look out for the oxen.

A moral life has a happy influence on the public.
Gaming and quarrelling bring misery.
Without practical virtue there is no merit.
Keep a proper time even for thy bed.
Be peaceful, give and be happy.
A merchant must be careful with money.
Laziness brings great distress.

To obey the father is better than prayer.

To honour the mother is better than divine service.

Seek thy convenient livelihood, shouldest thon even do it upon the sea.

Irreconcileableness ends in quarrel.
A bad wife is like a fire in the lap.
A slandering wife is like the Devil.

Without the mercy of the Deity, nothing will prosper.

He who squanders away even what he has not gained justly, must perish at last.

In January and February sleep under a good roof.

Better eat by hard labour, than by humble begging.

Speak not what is low even to thy friend.

Without a clean conscience there is no good sleep.

If the public is happy, all are safe. Improvement in wisdom, improves our veracity. Seek a house where good water is at hand.

Deliberate first well what thou art going to begin. :

The reading of good books will improve welfare. Who speaks as he thinks is an unpright man. What we propose, we must pursue with zeal.

We must not speak dishonestly even to a poor man.

Dishonesty will end in infary.

Laziness brings lamentations. · The fruit will be equal to the seed.

We cannot always drink milk, but must submit to the time. VOL. VI.


An honest man does not touch another's property.

The name of a true great man will ever remain in esteem

Lies are as much as murder and robbery.

What honesty can be expected from low fel. lows?

Among relations civility is often neglected.
A mild temper is a beauty in women.
The meek are the happiest.
Keep thyself from all that is bad.
Wisdom is the direct way to heaven.

Let thy fellow creatures partake in thy enjoy. ments.

Where there is no rain there is no crop.
After lightning follows rain.
Without a good steerer, a ship cannot sail.
Who sows in time will have a good crop.

The precepts of the old ought to be cheerfully observed.

Who keeps the proper time to sleep, will sleep well.

The plough never will let one suffer want.
Live in matrimony and be moderate.
Who breaks his word loses his interest,
Abhor and fly from lasciviousness.
Gain by deceit will at last be lost.
If Heaven is not favourable, nothing will prosper,

From impolite people honesty cannot be expected.

The words of the haughty are like arrows.
A family ought to support their poor.

A great man must also have a great mind. - A good man will never deceive.

If the Lord is angry, no man can save.
All the world shall praise God.
Sleep on a safe place.
Withont religion is no virtue.

From the Asiatic Researches.

RULES OF LEARNING: BY THE SAME. The zealous study of sciences brings increasing happiness and honour.

From the fifth year of age learning must begin.
The more we learn, the more understanding we


Spare no expense to learn reading and writing.

Of all treasures, reading and writing are the most valuable.

Learning is really the most durable treasure. An ignorant man ought to remain dumb.

He who is ignorant of reading and writing, is indeed very poor.

Though thou shouldest be very poor, learn at least something.

Of each matter endeavour to get a clear knowledge.

He who has learned nothing is a confused prat


He who is without knowledge is like a blind man,
Cyphering must be learned in youth.
Be not the cause of shame to thy relations.
Fly from all that is low.

One accomplished philosopher is hardly to be met with among thousands.

A wise man will never cease to learn.

If all shonld be lost, what we have learned will never be lost.

He who loves instruction will never perish. • A wise man is like a supporting hand.

He who has attained learning by free self-application, excels other philosophers.

Continue always in learning, though thou shouldest do it at a great expense.

Enjoy always the company of wise men.

He who has learned most, is most worthy of honour.

What we have learned in youth, is like a writing cut in stone.

Speak your language not only elegantly, but also distinctly.

False speaking causes infinite quarrels. - He who studies sophistry and deceit, turns out a wicked man.

Science is an ornament wherever we come.

He who converses with the wicked, perishes with them.

Honour a moral master (tutor).
Speak slowly when thou conversest or teachest.
He who knoweth himself is the wisest.
What thou hast learned, teach also to others.

Learn in a proper manner, then thou wilt succeed in being wise.

He who will be a tutor, must first have a wellgrounded knowledge.

If one knows what sin is, he becomes wise,
The wicked will not accept of instruction.
Do not fix thy attention on vain women.

Well principled wise men approach the perfect tion of the Divinity.

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