- Thou shalt write thine own life.
- Thou shalt sever thy family roots.
- Man kann seine Eltern nie slecht genug behandeln (Thou can not treat thy parents badly enough.)
- Thou shalt never smite thy neighbor for less than five crowns.
- Thou shalt hate and despise all farmers, such as Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
- Thou shalt never wear celluloid cuffs.
- Neglect not to make a scandal in the Christiania Theater.
- Thou shalt never repent.
- Thou shalt take thine own life.
The commandments come from an article published in Impressionisten no. 8 in February 1889, which is often attributed to Hans Jæger. However, in the biographical novel Jæger – en rekonstruksjon (Jæger: A Reconstruction), Ketil Bjørnstad writes that the journal's publisher, Johan Collett Michelsen, wrote the piece together with Oda and Christian Krohg as a parody of Jæger, with whom they were in dispute.
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