From the instructions of Amenemopet
Avoid demeaning the already miserable by any show of strength against the weak. Do not raise your hand against the aging nor criticize the conversations of the great. Do not formulate your messages in an abrasive manner nor envy one who does. Do not raise a cry against the man who injures you, and do not you yourself reply. One who does evil — the deep canal will get him; and its moving waters, they will bear him off! The Northwind, it descends, darkening his hour, dragging him into the howling storm; The clouds pile high, the crocodiles are restless, and this fevered man of yours — how does he fare? It is his voice up there crying before the Highest, and the Moon above shall specify his crimes. “Ply the oars that the evil one may cross to Us, We have not seen his like before.” — Raise him up, give him your hand,hurl him into the arms of God; Fill him with bread at your table so that he be satisfied and be ashamed. This too is a thing dear to the heart of God — let a Man go slow before speaking.
Do not start a quarrel with the hot-mouthed man nor be disdainful toward him in your speech; Be deliberate before an adversary, bow to a foe, and sleep on what you think before you speak. A stormwind moving like a flame in straw — that is the hot-head in his hour! Yield before him, leave the bellicose man to the god who knows how to mend him. If you spend your days with these things in your heart, your offspring shall live to see them.
-ANCIENT Egyptian Literature An Anthology TRANSLATED BY JOHN L. FOSTER