And I turned myself to beholdwisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that comethafter the king? even that which hath been alreadydone .
Then I sawthatawisdomexcellethfolly, as far as lightexcellethdarkness.14
The wise man'seyes are in his head; but the foolwalketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that oneeventhappeneth to them all.
15Thensaid I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then morewise ? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.16
For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten . And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.17
Therefore I hatedlife; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.