Ecclesiastes 7:1-7

1 A good name is better than expensive perfume, and the day you die is better than the day you're born.
2 It is better to go to a funeral than to a banquet because that is where everyone will end up. Everyone who is alive should take this to heart!
3 Sorrow is better than laughter because, in spite of a sad face, the heart can be joyful.
4 The minds of wise people think about funerals, but the minds of fools think about banquets.
5 It is better to listen to wise people who reprimand you than to fools who sing your praises.
6 The laughter of a fool is like the crackling of thorns burning under a pot. Even this is pointless.
7 Oppression can turn a wise person into a fool, and a bribe can corrupt the mind.