7Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart. 8Better [is] the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: [and] the patient in spirit [is] better than the proud in spirit. 9Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.10Say not thou, What is [the cause] that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this. 11Wisdom [is] good with an inheritance: and [by it there is] profit to them that see the sun.