Then I said to myself, “As it happens to the fool, so it will happen even to me; so why then was I more wise?” Then I said in my heart that this also is pointless. Bible

“Then I said to myself.” The Hebrew is more literally, “then I said in my heart,” but that is an idiomatic way of saying the person was talking to himself.

“pointless.” See commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:2.

Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 2:15