Ní ba dúnad cen rígu...

Ní ba dúnad cen rígu,
ní ba fili cen scéala,
ní ba ingen manip fíal,
ní maith cíall neich nad léga.

(not * was * encampment * without * kings / not * was * poet * without * tales / not * was * maiden * if is not * generous / not * good * sense * of one * that not * reads)

No encampment without kings,
no poet without tales,
no maiden if not hospitable,
no good sense in one who doesn't read.

An admonition collected in the third volume of Irische Texte.