|They made sense then,
and they continue to make sense now:
|The Ten Commandments
(from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, 1.60)
|1. Trust good character more than promises.
2. Do not speak falsely.
3. Do good things (deeds).
4. Do not be hasty in making friends, but do not abandon them once made.
5. Learn to obey before you command.
6. When giving advice, do not recommend what is most pleasing, but
what is most useful.
7. Make reason your supreme commander.
8. Do not associate with people who do bad things.
9. Honor the gods.
10. Have regard for your parents.