(7-2) A good name is better than precious ointments: and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
(7-3) It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come.
(7-4) Anger is better than laughter: because by the sadness of the countenance the mind of the offender is corrected.
(7-5) The heart of the wise is where there is mourning, and the heart of fools where there is mirth.
(7-6) It is better to be rebuked by a wise man, than to be deceived by the flattery of fools.
(7-7) For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity.