Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men who are in the city.
If the iron is blunt, and he does not sharpen the edge, then must he use more strength: but wisdom helps one to succeed.
Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.
For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellence of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your hope shall not be cut off.
Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.
The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom like a flowing brook.
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
Better is a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no longer be admonished.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.
No mention shall be made of coral, or of crystal: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared unto her.
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroys much good.