Ecclesiastes 7:8-11 (NIV)

The end of a matter is better than its beginning,
    and patience is better than pride.

Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,
    for anger resides in the lap of fools.

10 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
    For it is not wise to ask such questions.

11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing
    and benefits those who see the sun.