Ecclesiastes Quotes – Wisdom and Insights from the Bible
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
A time to be born, and a time to die.
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
A time to kill, and a time to heal.
A time to break down, and a time to build up.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh.
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together.
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
A time to get, and a time to lose.
A time to keep, and a time to cast away.
A time to rend, and a time to sew.
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate.
A time of war, and a time of peace.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.
There is no new thing under the sun.
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.
The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down.
Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart.
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth.
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
There is a time and a way for everything, though man’s trouble lies heavy on him.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
A person cannot fathom what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Enjoy life with the wife you love, all the days of your worthless life that God gives you under the sun.
Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you.
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails+
Don’t be irritated by evildoers and don’t envy those who do wrong.
The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing.
No one has any right to be happy or to do good during life.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war.
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the soul.
The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.
He who loves money is never satisfied with his wealth.
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God.
There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work.
When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it.
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider.
Do not curse the king, even in your thoughts.
Do not be hasty in your heart to be angry.
Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise.
A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof.
Enjoy your prosperity while you can, but if trouble comes, remember: God sends both happiness and trouble.
If anyone curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in the pitch darkness.
There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve.
In the heart of the wise, there is sorrow, and in the mind of fools, pleasure.