I applied my mind to know wisdom and knowledge, madness and folly; I learned that this too is a pursuit of the wind.
Then I turned to consider wisdom, madness, and folly, for what will the man be like who comes after the king? He will do what has already been done.
I turned my thoughts to know, explore, and seek wisdom and an explanation for things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity and folly is madness.
I said about laughter, “It is madness,” and about pleasure, “What does this accomplish?”