For wisdom is protection as money is protection, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.
And I said, "Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded."
The calm words of the wise are heeded more than the shouts of a ruler over fools.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much good.
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure, buried in a field, that a man found and reburied. Then in his joy he goes and sells everything he has and buys that field.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls.
When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.
but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her."
More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ
Acquire wisdom-- how much better it is than gold! And acquire understanding-- it is preferable to silver.
Making a fortune through a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a pursuit of death.
Do not be afraid when a man gets rich, when the wealth of his house increases.
For when he dies, he will take nothing at all; his wealth will not follow him down.
Though he praises himself during his lifetime-- and people praise you when you do well for yourself--
he will go to the generation of his fathers; they will never see the light.
A man with valuable possessions but without understanding is like the animals that perish.
I increased my achievements. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself.
I made gardens and parks for myself and planted every kind of fruit tree in them.
I constructed reservoirs of water for myself from which to irrigate a grove of flourishing trees.
I acquired male and female servants and had slaves who were born in my house. I also owned many herds of cattle and flocks, more than all who were before me in Jerusalem.
I also amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I gathered male and female singers for myself, and many concubines, the delights of men.
Thus, I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem; my wisdom also remained with me.
There is a person without a companion, without even a son or brother, and though there is no end to all his struggles, his eyes are still not content with riches. "So who am I struggling for," [he asks,] "and depriving myself from good?" This too is futile and a miserable task.
For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his life?
What can a man give in exchange for his life?
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared-- whose will they be?'
I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.