The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. The Lord does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. [He] works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.
Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies— so the living should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us. A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time.