Ecclesiastes Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ecclesiastes" (showing 1-21 of 21)
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, NIV)”
Anonymous, Study Bible: NIV

Paulo Coelho
“A time to be born, and a time to die;

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal;

A time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;

A time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose;

A time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew;

A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate;

A time of war, and a time of peace”
Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward"...
Ecclesiastes 9:9 (NASB)”
Anonymous, The Holy Bible: New American Standard Version, NASB

“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher,
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

3 What does man gain by all the toil
at which he toils under the sun?

4 A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but the earth remains forever.

5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
and hastens to the place where it rises.

6 The wind blows to the south
and goes around to the north;
around and around goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.

7 All streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they flow again.

8 All things are full of weariness;
a man cannot utter it;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.

9 What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.

10 Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already
in the ages before us.

11 There is no remembrance of former things,
nor will there be any remembrance
of later things yet to be
among those who come after.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

“Live in such a way that even if given another opportunity to live your life all over again, you would still choose to live it exactly the same way that you are living your life now.”
William B. Girao, Enjoy Life: The Message of Ecclesiastes

Miroslav Penkov
“Род прехожда и род дохожда - май чух попът да пее, - а земята пребъдва до века. Слънце изгрява, и слънце залязва и бърза към мястото си, дето изгрява.”
Miroslav Penkov, East of the West: A Country in Stories

“Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”
King Solomon Son of David

R. Alan Woods
“Ecclesiastes would be quite unbearable were it not for Heavens eternity and its citizens".

~R. Alan Woods [2013]”
R. Alan Woods, The Journey Is the Destination: A Book of Quotes With Commentaries

“Remember your Creator
in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say,
“I find no pleasure in them”—
before the sun and the light
and the moon and the stars grow dark,
and the clouds return after the rain;
when the keepers of the house tremble,
and the strong men stoop,
when the grinders cease because they are few,
and those looking through the windows grow dim;
when the doors to the street are closed
and the sound of grinding fades;
when people rise up at the sound of birds,
but all their songs grow faint;
when people are afraid of heights
and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
and the grasshopper drags itself along
and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home
and mourners go about the streets.
Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
and the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.
“Everything is meaningless!”
King Solomon Son of David

Lisa Bedrick
“I have prayed many times that God would give me wisdom and I concur with Solomon here when he says that with "much wisdom there is much grief." The more you know, the harder life is. The more pain and suffering you see, the more you come to realize that "it is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men.”
Lisa Bedrick, On Christian Theology

“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven. Eccl 3:1”
Bible. New International Version

“I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me: There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege works against it. Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man.”
King Solomon Son of David

Will I refuse myself nothing because I am a fool (Eccl 2:10), OR
Will I refuse God nothing because He is I AM (Gen 17:1)?”
Peggy Overstreet, Gladness in Your Presence

“I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives”
King Solomon Son of David

Jennifer Michael Hecht
“[Based upon the message of "nothing new under the sun" in Ecclesiastes,] If nothing ever changes, then God has no plan.”
Jennifer Michael Hecht, Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson

“Per ogni cosa c'è il suo momento, il suo tempo per ogni faccenda sotto il cielo.
C'è un tempo per nascere e un tempo per morire,
un tempo per piantare e un tempo per sradicare le piante.
Un tempo per uccidere e un tempo per guarire,
un tempo per demolire e un tempo per costruire.
Un tempo per piangere e un tempo per ridere,
un tempo per gemere e un tempo per ballare.
Un tempo per gettare sassi e un tempo per raccoglierli,
un tempo per abbracciare e un tempo per astenersi dagli abbracci.
Un tempo per cercare e un tempo per perdere,
un tempo per serbare e un tempo per buttar via.
Un tempo per stracciare e un tempo per cucire,
un tempo per tacere e un tempo per parlare.
Un tempo per amare e un tempo per odiare,
un tempo per la guerra e un tempo per la pace.”
Anonymous, Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher

“When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the labor that is done on earth—people getting no sleep day or night-- then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.”
King Solomon Son of David

“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.”
Thompson's Chain Reference

“I Have Learned Why People Work So Hard To Succeed: It Is Because They Envy The Things Their Neighbors Have. But It Is Useless. It Is Like Chasing The Wind....It Is Better To Have Only A Little, With Peace Of Mind, Than Be Busy All The Time With Both Hands, Trying To Catch The Wind”

“Light is sweet,
and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.
However many years anyone may live,
let them enjoy them all.
But let them remember the days of darkness,
for there will be many.
Everything to come is meaningless.”
King Solomon Son of David

“The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd. My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of flesh."
- The Teacher, Ecclesiastes 12:11-12”
King Solomon Son of David