In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
When misfortune comes, The wisest even lose their mother wit
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The mob is the mother of tyrants.
And it is a characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like, and the association of living beings who have this sense makes a family and a state.
If a man wish to put his son out of his house, and declare before the judge: “I want to put my son out,” then the judge shall examine into his reasons. If the son be guilty of no great fault, for which he can be rightfully put out, the father shall not put him out.
Another husband could be found and with That husband another son. But I have no mother now. I have no father. I cannot bring another brother to the world.
If a man do not give a dowry to his daughter by a concubine, and no husband; if then her father die, her brother shall give her a dowry according to her father’s wealth and secure a husband for her.
What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
If a man wishes to separate from his wife who has borne him no children, he shall give her the amount of her purchase money and the dowry which she brought from her father’s house, and let her go.