And who knows whether he will be wise or foolish? Either way, he will take possession of everything that I have done on earth, especially where I have excelled. This also is pointless.
For what advantage has the wise person over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have in knowing how to face life?
Then I told myself, "Whatever happens to the fool will happen also to me. Therefore what's the point in being so wise?" And I told myself that this also is pointless.
For neither the wise nor the fool will be long remembered, since in days to come everything will be forgotten. The wise man dies the same way as the fool, does he not?
Indeed, he will see wise people die; the stupid and the senseless will meet their doom and leave their wealth to others.
It is better to listen to a wise person's rebuke than to listen to the praise of fools.
Though claiming to be wise, they became fools
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose what is nonsense in the world to make the wise feel ashamed. God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed.
Both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to foolish people, I am a debtor.