He who loves money will not be satisfied with money; nor he who loves wealth, with gain: this also is vanity.
When goods increase, they increase who eat them; and what gain has their owner but to see them with his eyes?
Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much; but the surfeit of the rich will not let him sleep.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt,
and those riches were lost in a bad venture; and he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand.
As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil, which he may carry away in his hand.
This also is a grievous evil: just as he came, so shall he go; and what gain has he that he toiled for the wind,
and spent all his days in darkness and grief, in much vexation and sickness and resentment?