Ecclesiastes 4 4-6

4I saw all toil and all skill in work
-it’s the jealousy of a person towards his neighbour.
This too is mere breath,
a chasing after wind.

5The fool folds his hands,
and (so) eats his own flesh.

6Better a palm-full of calm
than two hand-fulls of labour,
and a chasing of wind.

Grant, Lord,
that we may hold to you without parting,
worship you without wearying,
serve you without failing;
faithfully seek you,
happily find you,
and forever possess you,
the only God,blessed now and for ever.

St Anselm


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