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Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

By Koheleth

Themes

Themes: Judaism

Quotes from Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎

“Anger resides in the lap of fools.”

Chapters: 63. Easy as Hard

Themes: Anger

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

Chapters: 24. Unnecessary Baggage

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“Have regard for your name since it will remain for you longer than a great store of gold.”

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Themes: Integrity Success

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

Chapters: 32. Uncontrived Awareness

Themes: Continuity

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

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Themes: Simplicity

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

Chapters: 9. Know When to Stop

Themes: Materialism

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“The life of a fool is worse than death.”

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

Chapters: 5. Christmas Trees

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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”

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Themes: Health Medicine

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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.”

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Themes: Fate / Destiny

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“The way of sinners is made plain with stones, but at the end thereof is the pit of hell.”

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

Chapters: 20. Unconventional Mind

Themes: Time

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“Whoever loves money never has enough.”

Chapters: 44. Fame and Fortune

Themes: Wealth Greed

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“Wisdom is good with an inheritance, and profitable unto them that see the sun.”

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“Wise up by going low.”

Chapters: 66. Go Low

Themes: Humility

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Related Lineages (3 lineages)

Christian

Islamic

Jewish

Quotes about Ecclesiastes קֹהֶלֶת‎ (3 quotes)

“To understand Hebrew scripture is not enough... we must transport ourselves into a distant land and an earlier age, and read it as the national poem of the Jews, a pastoral and agricultural people, written in ancient, simple, rustic, poetic, not philosophical or abstract language.”

Isaiah Berlin 1909 – 1997 CE
"the world's greatest talker"
from The Proper Study of Mankind

Themes: Judaism

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“The book of the Bible that most obviously resembles the Taoist classics is Ecclesiastes.”

Thomas Merton 1915 – 1968 CE
from The Way of Chuang Tzu

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“just like other great works of fiction, such as Don Quixote, War and Peace, and the Harry Potter books... much of the Bible may be fictional, but it can still bring joy to billions and can still encourage humans to be compassionate, courageous, and creative... billions of people have believed in these stories for thousands of years. Some fake news lasts forever.”

Yuval Harari יובל נח הררי‎ 1976 CE –
Israeli historian, professor, and philosopher

from 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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