ការចេះចប់សព្វមន្តសិល្យវិទ្យា មិនប្រើជាប្រយោជន៏ធ្ងន់តែខួរ ដូចបាក់មាសពេជ្យ បំប៉នព្យួរ ស្រីមិនគួរខាតធនធ្ងន់តែខ្លួន ។  The function of great knowledge is not to simply weigh down your brain, just as a woman does not wear costly jewelry simply to weigh herself down.
ការបរិភោគ អាហារក្នុងលោក មិនដឹងប្រមាណ ស៊ីច្រើនចាក់ច្រាល វិបសល្លាសសន្ដាន ភ្លើងធាតុមិនបាន ដុតដូចប្រក្រតី ។ ចាត់ជាពិសពុល ព្រោះណាតែស៊ីជ្រុល នាំកាឡកាណ្ណី អោយមកគ្រប់ប្រាណ សណ្ដានប្រុសស្រី ព្រោះតែចំណី គប្បីរិះគិត ។  Regarding consumption of the food in this world, if you are not conscious of the amount you eat and eat wastefully without consideration for others, this will create conflict with relatives; when you die the fire will not be enough for a normal cremation (because relatives will not help build the funeral pyre). Overeating is poisonous because eating too much will make a stingy person of others, including relatives. An obvious admonition against gluttony. Overindulgence will make those around you fearful that you will abuse their generosity, causing them to be hesitant about giving you anything. For example, it is a Khmer custom to offer food to friends and family who visit, but one might think twice about offering food to someone who will overindulge themselves without consideration for others (e.g., without leaving food for other people, including the host).
កុំគិតតែរៀនចង់ធ្វើមន្ត្រី ស្អប់ខ្ពើមភក់ដីនាំអោយក្រ ត្រូវរៀនធ្វើជាកសិករ ទើបមានទ្រព្យតទៅខាងក្រោយ ។  Do not plan to study with the desire to become a government minister, hate and loathe this quagmire that leads to poverty; you must study to become a farmer in order to have wealth in the future. Interpretation: Be practical and do not waste your time seeking that which is unavailable to you. This is an outdated proverb based on the fact that in the past it was virtually impossible for a non-aristocrat to rise to the rank of minister; therefore, the belief was that common people should spend their time focusing on work their status permitted, such as farming.
កុំជិះចង្អេរលើកខ្លួនឯង ក្បាលទូលកញ្ច្រែង កុំក្អេងក្អាង កុំដេកទទូរចាំសំណាង កុំអាងព្រះប្រោសត្រូវតែប្រឹង ។  Do not sit on a basket to raise yourself; do not be boisterous while carrying goods on your head; do not lie with your head covered waiting for good luck; do not rely upon the god of mercy, you must work hard. In the first phrase, "sitting on a basket" is a metaphor for boasting about oneself; the second phrase admonishes a person not to be boisterous while carrying goods because when you are boisterous you risk becoming unbalanced and tipping the basket on which your goods rest; the third and forth phrases are self-explanatory.
កុំដេកចាំស្លាប់ កុំអង្គុយចាំមាន ខ្មាស់ល្ងង់ទើបចេះ ខ្មាស់ក្រទើបមាន ដឹងខ្លួនថាល្ងង់ គង់បានជាប្រាជ្ង កុំស្លាប់មុនរស់ រស់ហើយសិមស្លាប់ ចូរសេពអ្នកប្រាជ្ង កុំត្រាប់មនុស្សពាល ។  Do not lie waiting for death or sit waiting to become rich; embarrassment of stupidity will bring knowledge, embarrassment of poverty will bring riches; knowing yourself as ignorant will make you wise; do not act as if dead before you have lived, live your life then die; associate with the learned, do not imitate those who are ignorant/evil. The last word in this proverb ("peal") means ignorant, immature, as well as evil. The word likely has a triple meaning because the Khmer associate ignorance and immaturity with inappropriate/evil conduct.
កុំរៀននៅទំនេរខាតការកម្ម កុំរៀនបណ្ដាក់ចំថាពេលក្រោយ កុំរៀនប្រហែសមើលងាយនាំធ្លោយ កុំរៀនមិនអោយទានស្មូមយាចក ។  Do not develop the habit of being idle, wasting time that could be spent working; do not develop the habit of keeping something for later; do not develop the habit of carelessly looking down upon others, bringing a response (confrontation); do not develop the habit of not giving gifts to beggars (not expressing compassion).
កំហុសរមែងមានដល់អ្នកធ្វើ អ្នកនៅឥតអំពើរ បានអ្វីនឹងខុស ។  Blame for error always lies with those who act; those who do nothing, what do they have to be wrong about? Interpretation: Mistakes are an inherent part of action; only those who risk nothing and do nothing will not make mistakes. Similar to "To err is human."
កុំអាងបើមានមិនបាច់ខំ បើរលំមិនបាច់ច្រាន ។  Do not rely upon the notion that those who are rich need not exert effort or those who have fallen need not push themselves up. Interpretation: We dictate our own future and should not wait around for luck/fate to dictate it for us. Do not believe that if you are rich you no longer need to work hard or if you have fallen (literally, financially, or otherwise) that it is pointless to struggle to get back on your feet.
កុំអោយប្រព្រឹត្តទុច្ចរិត ដោយការគប់មិត្រលបចងពន្ន លួចលាក់មានស្រីសាហាយស្មន់ ក្បត់ចិត្តប្រពន្ធអោយមួហ្មង ។  Do not commit evil deeds such as practicing usury; betraying your wife with a secret mistress leads to misery.
ខឹងខុសខូចខាត ប្រមាទលិចលង់ ។  Anger begets error, injury, waste; carelessness begets destruction. A more common expression is ខឹងខុសខឹងខូចខឹងខាត។ Dual Translation: (1) Anger begets error; anger begets injury; anger begets waste; and (2) Anger is wrong; anger is wicked; anger is wasteful.