Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and
the patient in spirit is
better than the proud in spirit.
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Say not thou, What is the cause
that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.
good with an inheritance: and by it there is
profit to them that see the sun.
For wisdom is
a defence, and
a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that
wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Consider the work of God: for who can make that
straight, which he hath made crooked?
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man
that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man
that prolongeth his life
in his wickedness.
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?