Jupp found these in Nora Waln‘s “The House of Exile”, 1933, and noteworthy:
Diligence and thrift are the roots of wealth and honour.
An inch of time on a sundial is of greater worth than twelve inches of jade.
There are five relationships: Citizen and state, parent and child, husband and wife, brother and brother, friend and friend, but that of husband and wife is first.
From the Summary of the Rules of Propriety, which is Vol. 1 of the “Books of Decorum” of the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD)