I haven't had a chance to read it, but I assume The Real Ten Commandments is the article you are referring to, and these commandments:
- Trust good character more than promises.
- Do not speak falsely.
- Do good things.
- Do not be hasty in making friends, but do not abandon them once made.
- Learn to obey before you command.
- When giving advice, do not recommend what is most pleasing, but what is most useful.
- Make reason your supreme commander.
- Do not associate with people who do bad things.
- Honor the gods.
- Have regard for your parents.
Yeah, that sounds familiar. I suppose it has less to do with "law" than I remembered.