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The wiser you are, the more worries you have; the more you know, the more it hurts.
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Because in much wisdom there is much indignation: and he that addeth knowledge, addeth also labour.
Ecclesiastes 2:15 And I said in my heart: If the death of the fool and mine shall be one, what doth it avail me, that I have applied myself more to the study of wisdom? And speaking with my own mind, I perceived that this also was vanity.
Ecclesiastes 7:16 Be not over just: and be not more wise than is necessary, lest thou become stupid.
Ecclesiastes 12:12,13 More than these, my son, require not. Of making many books there is no end: and much study is an affliction of the flesh. . . .
Job 28:28 And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.
1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. . . .
James 3:13-17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom. . . .
ContextWith Wisdom Comes Sorrow
…17And I have given my heart to know prudence, and learning, and errors, and folly: and I have perceived that in these also there was labour, and vexation of spirit, 18Because in much wisdom there is much indignation: and he that addeth knowledge, addeth also labour.
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