Ptah-Hotep Quotes

If You are a man of trust, sent by one great man to another, be exact when he sends You. Give his message as he said it. Guard against slanderous speech, which embroils one great with another.

 
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The papyrus appears to be an instruction booklet for government officials.
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Ptah-Hotep, c. 2200 B.C., Ancient Egyptian Official, Vizier, the chief of the treasury and the granary, as well as a judge for Pharaoh Djedkare, Precepts of Ptah-Hotep, c. 2200 B.C.

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Ptahhotep, sometimes known as Ptahhotep I or Ptahhotpe, was an ancient Egyptian vizier during the late 25th century BC and early 24th century BC Fifth Dynasty of Egypt.

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