When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you,
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and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.
Do not crave his delicacies,1 for that food is deceptive.
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Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,2 for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.3
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Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies;4
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