Three candles that illume every darkness:
truth, nature, and knowledge.
Three occasions for one to speak falsehood without excuse:
to save the life of one who is innocent, to keep peace among neighbors,
and to preserve the wisdom.
The three highest causes of the true human are:
truth, honor and duty.
Three marvelous deeds:
to forgive a wrong done, to amend everything possible,
and to refrain from injustice.
Three things from which never to be moved:
one’s oaths, one’s gods, and one’s truth.
Three things excellent for anyone:
valor, learning, and discretion.
Three chief obligations of a person to their country and family:
to gain possessions by diligence and integrity,
to profit their country and their kindred in all they do,
and to seek learning wherever they go.
There are three things which one should give freely to guests:
gracious accommodation, friendly conversation, and ensured safety.
Three things a guest should never bring to another’s house:
ill tidings, presumptuous license, and treachery.
Three things of which everything is capable, and without which nothing can be:
strength of body and mind, knowledge, and love of intuitive wisdom.
Three things are becoming in a person:
knowledge, good deeds, and gentleness.
Three things it is everyone’s duty to do:
listen humbly, answer discreetly, and judge kindly.