Ecclesiastes 7:3

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

Read Ecclesiastes 7:3 Using Other Translations

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.