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Koheleth

c. 330–180 BCE

Author of the most mystical, the most in harmony with the non-thought lineage part of the Bible, Koheleth anonymously wrote Ecclesiastes, part of the Hebrew Bible as well as one of the “canonical Wisdom Books” recognized by most Christian denominations. It focuses on the meaning of life, the best way to live, the futility of materialism and wisdom as the highest value. Thomas Wolfe called it “the noblest, the wisest, and the most powerful expression of man's life upon this earth—and also the highest flower of poetry, eloquence, and truth.” Koheleth himself remained anonymous and obscure, not taking credit for this great work.

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Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

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Quotes by Koheleth (11 quotes)

“Anger resides in the lap of fools.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Chapters: 63. Easy as Hard

Themes: Anger

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“Death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Chapters: 24. Unnecessary Baggage

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“He has also set eternity in the human heart.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Chapters: 32. Uncontrived Awareness

Themes: Continuity

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“I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Chapters: 9. Know When to Stop

Themes: Materialism

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“The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Chapters: 5. Christmas Trees

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Chapters: 20. Unconventional Mind

Themes: Time

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“Whoever loves money never has enough.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Chapters: 44. Fame and Fortune

Themes: Greed Wealth

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“Wise up by going low.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Chapters: 66. Go Low

Themes: Humility

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“He that increases knowledge increases sorrow. In much wisdom is much grief.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Themes: Simplicity

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“The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to mend of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all.”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Themes: Fate / Destiny

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“The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them... By these he shall cure and shall allay their pains, and of these the apothecary shall make sweet confections and ointments of health”

from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

Themes: Medicine

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