The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity.
When goods increase, those who eat them increase; and what gain has their owner but to see them with his eyes?
Sweet is the sleep of laborers, whether they eat little or much; but the surfeit of the rich will not let them sleep.
There is a grievous ill that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owners to their hurt,
and those riches were lost in a bad venture; though they are parents of children, they have nothing in their hands.
As they came from their mother's womb, so they shall go again, naked as they came; they shall take nothing for their toil, which they may carry away with their hands.
This also is a grievous ill: just as they came, so shall they go; and what gain do they have from toiling for the wind?
Besides, all their days they eat in darkness, in much vexation and sickness and resentment.