- Not knowledge, not intelligence, but a soft heart—this is what stuns us most when we finally meet a wise man.
- The wise man refuses to live for pain or for pleasure, yet he thanks God for them both.
- A man is wisest in the instant he yields, with thanksgiving, to a friend’s rebuke.
- Gentleness, more than correctness, defines the wise man.
Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Proverbs 9:8 (ESV)