Ecclesiastes - Chapter 10
1 One dead fly can spoil the scent-maker's oil: a grain of stupidity outweighs wisdom and glory.
4 If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your post; composure mitigates grave offences.
5 One evil I observe under the sun: the sort of misjudgement to which rulers are prone-
7 I see slaves riding on horses and princes on foot like slaves.
10 If, for want of sharpening, the blade is blunt, you have to work twice as hard; but it is the outcome that makes wisdom rewarding.
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