- Woe to you, O land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning.
- Blessed are you, O land whose king is of noble birth and whose princes eat at a proper time-- for strength and not for drunkenness.
- If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.
- A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything.
- Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird of the air may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say.