Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
If the axe is blunt, and one doesn't sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but skill brings success.
Wisdom is as good as an inheritance. Yes, it is more excellent for those who see the sun.
For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
so you shall know wisdom to be to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, your hope will 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. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who doesn't know how to receive admonition any more.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal. Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Gold and glass can't equal it, neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
It can't be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.
It can't 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 who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.
She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.
For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.
Then I said, "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.