Do not let your passions rule you, but restrain your desires. If you satisfy your lustful desires you will make yourself the laughing stock of your enemies.
Do not take pleasure in great luxury, lest you become impoverished by its expense.
Do not impoverish yourself by feasting on credit, when you have nothing in your pocket.
A drunken worker will never be rich; He who is careless in small things will soon fall.
Wine and women corrupt the best of men; Whoever frequents prostitutes loses all sense of shame. He will be the victim of grubs and worms, and will lose his life because of his stupidity.