It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death1 is the destiny2 of every man; the living should take this to heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter,3 because a sad face is good for the heart.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.45
It is better to heed a wise man's rebuke5 than to listen to the song of fools.
Like the crackling of thorns6 under the pot, so is the laughter7 of fools. This too is meaningless.