The ancient Egyptians wrote down their wisdom "long" (read: >1,000 years) before the ancient Greeks. Read these, proverbs of more than 3,500 year old and still sound so modern:
- "Men need images. Lacking them they invent idols. Better then to found the images on realities that lead the true seeker to the source."
- "Grain must return to the earth, die, and decompose for new growth to begin."
- "Be patient with a bad neighbour: he may move or face misfortune."
- "Social good is what brings peace to family and society."
- "When the governing class isn't chosen for quality it is chosen for material wealth: this always means decadence, the lowest stage a society can reach."
- "An answer brings no illumination unless the question has matured to a point where it gives rise to this answer which thus becomes its fruit. Therefore learn how to put a question."
- "Man, know yourself... and you shalt know the gods."