Segðu fyrst sjálfum þér hvað þú vilt verða og gerðu síðan það sem gera þarf.
Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.
If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods.
Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Þegar tveir menn eru alltaf sammála - er annar óþarfur.
Maður getur ekki valið óvini sína of vandlega.
Hve blásnautt er hjarta sem einskis saknar.