14 The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both. 15 Then I said to myself, “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?” I said to myself, “This too is meaningless.” 16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered; the days have already come when both have been forgotten. Like the fool, the wise too must die!
5 Fools fold their hands and ruin themselves.
13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning.
1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.
3 A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool. 4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.
8 What advantage have the wise over fools? What do the poor gain by knowing how to conduct themselves before others?
4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. 5 It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools. 6 Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless.
9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.
12 Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
15 The toil of fools wearies them; they do not know the way to town.