Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
See then that ye 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 findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
For I say, through the grace given unto 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 hath 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 whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.