For wisdom is a shelter, and money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom keeps the one who has it alive.
Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?
When things are going well, enjoy yourself; but when things are going badly, consider that God made the one alongside the other, so that people would learn nothing of their futures.
In my pointless life, I've seen everything -from the righteous person perishing in his uprightness to the wicked one who lives a long life and keeps on doing wrong.
So don't be overly righteous or overly wise; why should you disappoint yourself?
But don't be overly wicked, and don't be foolish; why should you die before your time?
Don't grasp just one of these rules; take hold of the other as well; for he who is in fear of God will live by both of them.
To a wise man wisdom is better protection than ten rulers in a city.
For there isn't a righteous person on earth who does [only] good and never sins.
Also, don't take seriously every word spoken, such as when you hear your servant speaking badly of you;
because often, as you yourself know, you have spoken badly of others.