Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.
He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.
For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock:
Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
A fool despises his father' instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.
A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.