The wise man has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness: And I myself also understood that one event happens to the one and to the other.
For he sees that all the wise men die, likewise the fool and the ignorant perish and leave their wealth to others.
Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto 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; and they all have one breath; so that a man has no more breath than a beast: 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 prudence, nor yet grace to men of eloquence; but time and chance happens to them all.
But he that hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness and does not know where he goes, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
More to be desired are they than gold, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
The wisdom of the sane is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
For though the other should live a thousand years twice and has not enjoyed good; both shall surely go to the same 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 is as he who knows the interpretation of all things? The wisdom of this man shall make his face to shine, and the coarseness of his face shall be changed.
Certainly I applied my heart unto all of this that I might declare all of this: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; no man knows either love or hatred by all that passes before them.
Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength: even though the poor man's knowledge 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.