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One must behave before men as one must before God.
Your elder brother should be respected like your father.
A man who does not want to buy should not say to a vendor: 'How much does this thing cost?'
A man should not drink from a glass and then give it to another.
Talk not while you eat, lest windpipe anticipate gullet (and life be in danger)!
If you do a man a favor,
do not regard it as a debt he must repay!
Do not offer your food to one who has no appetite for it!
Who welcomes his friend with a smile
is as one giving him the finest gifts in the world.
A man without grace is as a tale out of season.
Who eats even plain bread and salt with his friend
should be grateful to him.
If a great man said it, do not laugh at it!
Be first in greeting every man!
Greet all men with a smiling face!
Insulting one's senior is not the same
as insulting one's junior.
Interrupt not the speech of your friend before he finish!
My son, answer not before you hear,
nor speak in the midst of converse!
It is follly to listen at the door,
and the clever man regards this as a very shameful thing.
The junior may not sit down until the senior says:
Good manners mean more than learning.
Who wishes to be friendly with people
should cling to good manners.
Do not be joyful almong the mourners!
Who guards his mouth preserves his life.
Never enter a neighbor's house unwarned.
You shall rise before the aged
and show deference to the old.
Shame not the old: we shall all be numbered among them.