The most precious wealth is the wealth acquired by the ear. Indeed, of all wealth, that wealth is paramount.
Though he has no learning, if a man listens to the learned, that will serve as his staff of strength in adversity.
Words from the lips of upright men are like a steadying staff in a slippery place.
Let a man listen to good things, however little. Even that little will enlarge his greatness.
Even more wretched that a learned man’s poverty is the unlearned man’s wealth.
Like unproductive barren land is the man who has neglected learning. All that can be said about him is that he exists.