18. Wisdom and Foolishness

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The Chorus
Ecclesiastes ch9 vv17-18, ch10 vv2,12-13

It is better to listen to the quiet words of a wise person than to the shouts of a ruler at a council of fools.
Wisdom does more good than weapons, but one sinner can undo a lot of good.
It is natural for a wise man to do the right thing and for a fool to do the wrong thing.
What the wise say brings them honour, but fools are destroyed by their own words.
They start out with silly talk and end up with pure madness.