Ecclesiastes 10:1-9

1 Dead flies make 1the perfumer's ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
2 2A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.
3 Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he 3says to everyone that he is a fool.
4 If the anger of the ruler rises against you, 4do not leave your place, 5for calmnessa will lay great offenses to rest.
5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were 6an error proceeding from the ruler:
6 7folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place.
7 8I have seen slaves 9on horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves.
8 He who 10digs a pit will fall into it, and 11a serpent will bite him who breaks through a wall.
9 12He who quarries stones is hurt by them, and he who 13splits logs is endangered by them.