List: Polonius' Advice

1. Don't talk too much.
2. Don't act rashly.
3. Speak the way other people speak, but don't curse.
4. Keep your friends close, but don't keep too many.
5. Don't fight; but if you must, don't pull punches.
6. Listen to many people, speak to few.
7. Consider people's advice, but don't give it.
8. Wear good clothes, but don't show off.
9. Don't borrow or lend money.
10. Don't lie to yourself.

Considerably clarified from the original verse.

Posted January 4, 2009.