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sān cóng sì dé
idiom. three obediences and four virtues (for women according to Confucian ethics)
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The three obediences are:
- obedience to one's father before marriage
- obedience to one's husband after marriage
- obedience to one's son after one's husband's death

The four virtues are:
- morality
- proper speech
- modest manner
- diligent work
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