“Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:…‘Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.’”
- Proverbs 8:1-3, 10-11 ESV
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.”
- Proverbs 12:1 ESV
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
- Proverbs 15:1 ESV
Reading the book of Proverbs will leave you totally inspired. It will also make you a little depressed. Read it anyway.