The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness. And yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.
For he shall see it. Wise men die. The fool and the brutish alike perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Wisdom is before the face of him who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts, even one thing befalls them; as the one dies, so dies the other. Yea, they all have one breath, and man has no preeminence above the beasts; for all is vanity.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill, but time and chance happens t
But he who hates his brother is in the darkness, and he goes about in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold. Sweeter also than honey and the droppings of the honeycomb.
The wisdom of a prudent man is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
Yea, though he lives a thousand years twice told, and yet enjoys no good, do not all go to one place?
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting. For that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart.
Who is as the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.
For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God. No man understands, either love or hatred. All is before them.
Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
A wise man's heart is at his right hand, but a fool's heart at his left.