Wisdom

1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:1
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.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:2
3 Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:3
4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:4
5 It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:5
6 Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:6
7 Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:7
8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:8
9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:9