It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
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.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.