The toil of a fool wearies him, so that he does not know the way to the city.
Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes feast in the morning!
Happy are you, O land, when your king is the son of free men, and your princes feast at the proper time, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks.
Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.
Even in your thought, do not curse the king, nor in your bedchamber curse the rich; for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)