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Ecclesiastes 7:1–4

Wisdom

7 A good name is better than fine perfume,u

and the day of death better than the day of birth.v

It is better to go to a house of mourning

than to go to a house of feasting,

for deathw is the destinyx of everyone;

the living should take this to heart.

Frustration is better than laughter,y

because a sad face is good for the heart.

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,

but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.z

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