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" It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.... "
The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and useful knowledge - Page 229
1808
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Part Blood, Part Ketchup: Coming of Age in American Literature and Film

Karen R. Tolchin - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 127 pages
...discarded working title, "A Moment's Ornament." Wharton took "The House of Mirth" from Ecclesiastes 7:4: "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth."33 Lily craves beauty and mirth, which hastens her own foolish demise, but the novel implicitly...
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Be Not Deceived

Edward F. Mrkvicka, Jr., Kelly Helen Mrkvicka - Religion - 2006 - 188 pages
...temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; (II Peter 1:5-6) GOOD TIME, (WORLDLY) The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the nrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters,...
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The End of Wisdom: A Reappraisal of the Historical and Canonical Function of ...

Martin A. Shields - History - 2006 - 250 pages
...Irritation is better than laughter, because a scowl is good for the heart. 4 The heart of the wise people is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. 5 It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools....
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the recompense of a great reward that's worth dying for

...better to go to a house of mourning than to a house of feasting (Ecclesiastes 7:2). It also reveals that the heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth (Ecclesiastes 7:4). The Holy Spirit is our Comforter (John 14:16), ,and He comforts those who mourn,...
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White Walls: Collected Stories

Tatiana Tolstaia, Татьяна Толстая - Fiction - 2007 - 404 pages
...ankles, now they've risen to the knees, ripples, circles, wind, storm. After all, isn't there a saying: the heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. Aunt Rita, where are you? In what spaces does your weightless spirit wander, is peace known to you?...
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The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete ...

David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim - Reference - 2007 - 377 pages
...of The House of Mirth comes from the King lames version of a verse in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 7:4: "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning;...but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." 2. Wharton volunteered to help war refugees during World War I and was awarded the French Legion of...
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The Forgotten Scripture

Ron Walters - Religion - 2007 - 276 pages
...HIM THAT HAS UNDERSTANDING SEEKS KNOWLEDGE: BUT THE MOUTH OF FOOLS FEEDS ON FOOLISHNESS. ECCL. 7:4 THE HEART OF THE WISE IS IN THE HOUSE OF MOURNING; BUT THE HEART OF FOOLS IS IN THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, MATT. 12:36-37 BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT EVERY IDLE WORD THAT MEN SHALL SPEAK, THEY SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT...
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The Christian Tradition in English Literature: Poetry, Plays, and Shorter Prose

Paul Cavill, Heather Ward, Matthew Baynham, Andrew Swinford - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 512 pages
...is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom' (Proverbs 10:23); and 'The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth' (Ecclesiastes 7:4). These aptly describe the situation below stairs in Olivia's household. The 'caterwauling'...
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God's Seven Ways To Ease Suffering

...because total sunshine would only produce a desert. This may be one meaning of Ecclesiastes 7:3: "Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better." The deepest insights are learned in sorrow, rather than amusement, as we are driven by loss to evaluate...
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Messages to Busy People

Wendell Johnson - Religion - 2007 - 384 pages
...good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. (Ecclesiastes 7:1 & 3) Massage; If there is anyone who should be continually grateful, it is the Christian....
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