Ptah-hotep served during the reign of Izezi as
a sage. His maxims are in the Prisse Papyrus which are in
the Louvre. Another copy of these is in the British
Museum. In these maxims, he has told his fellow Egyptians
to conduct their affairs in a quiet and righteous manner.
He encouraged them to be truthful and be kind and
tolerant to their neighbors and fellow countrymen. Most
of his concern was for the oppressed and weak.