Wisdom

1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.

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2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.

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3 Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart.

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4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

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5 It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.

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6 Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless.

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7 Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

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9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

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10 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.

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11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.

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12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
13 Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked?

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14 When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

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