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16: shi neter Imseti
1: ewtes tayek deref iny essami mexmit sodiv
( declare your line of conduct without reticence)
2: doi tayek wesbet hur zas oseeha iny tayek neter
( give your opinion in the council of your god)
3: ketexru kinzoi wedeb elenen tope wo hatoi medu
( others may turn back upon their own words)
4: sukoa uimo nefrun nis sifek tade junmo ehtuk wodio rehat xoto dotdu
( so as not to offend him who has put forward a statement)
5: ohir ewseb nefrun hur ona munta
( and answer not in this fashion)
6: xoto wor zio poibo osia zas nunumi iny kete
( a great man will recognize the error of another)
7: ta poibo wetes tayfe khorow nis jitun zas kay harhar fy
( he will raise his voice to oppose the other about it)
8: ta poibo seger seegre maxtig pussete twe hatek oinef
( he will keep silence after what I have said)


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ewuudru iny PtahHotep 16:5
Precepts of PtahHotep

ewuudru iny PtahHotep The Maxims of Ptahhotep or Instruction of Ptahhotep is an ancient literary work attributed to Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca. 2414-2375 BC).[1] It is a collection of maxims and advice in the sebayt genre on human relations, that are directed to his son. The work survives today in papyrus copies, including the Prisse Papyrus which dates from the Middle Kingdom and is on display at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. There are considerable differences between the Prisse Papyrus version and the two texts at the British Museum.[2] The 1906 translation by Battiscombe Gunn, published as part of the "Wisdom of the East" series, was made directly from the Prisse Papyrus, in Paris, rather than from copies, and is still in print.