Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place, for calmness will lay great offenses to rest.
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God.
If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.
I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.
My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot. Who can bring him to see what will be after him?