Ciggendra gehwelc wile þæt hine man gehere.
Calling each wants that him man hears
[ciegan = to call, call out]

“Everyone who cries out wants to be heard!”

Man deþ swa he byþ þonne he mot swa he wile.
Man doeth as he beeth when he may do as he wills.
[motan = to be allowed, have the opportunity]
[swa= so, as]

“A man does as he is when he can do what he wants.”
Power reveals a man’s true character.