I mused: “God will doom both righteous and wicked, for there is a time for every experience and for every happening.” So i decided, as regards men, to dissociate them [from] the divinebeings and to face the fact that they are beasts. For in respect of the fate of man and the fate of beast, they have one and the same fate: as the one dies so dies the other, and both have the same lifebreath; man has no superiority over beast, since both amount to nothing. both go to the same place; both came from dust and both return to dust. Who knows if a man’s lifebreath does rise upward and if a beast’s  breath does sink down into the earth? (p. 1445)

Ecclesiastes (JSP) 3: 17- 21