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Intelligent people want to learn, but stupid people are satisfied with ignorance.
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The heart of the wise seeketh instruction: and the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Proverbs 1:5 He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings.
Proverbs 9:9 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is prudence.
1 Kings 3:6-12 And Solomon said: Thou hast shewed great mercy to thy servant David, my father, even as he walked before thee in truth, and justice, and an upright heart with thee: and thou hast kept thy great mercy for him, and hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. . . .
Psalm 119:97,100 O how have I loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day. . . .
Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and unto the day of eternity, Amen.
Proverbs 12:23 A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.
Isaiah 30:10 Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us.
Isaiah 44:20 Part thereof is ashes: his foolish heart adoreth it, and he will not save his soul, nor say: Perhaps there is a lie in my right hand.
Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on the wind, and followeth the burning heat: all the day long he multiplied lies and desolation: and he hath made a covenant with the Assyrians, and carried oil into Egypt.
ContextA Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
…13A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down. 14The heart of the wise seeketh instruction: and the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.15All the days of the poor are evil: a secure mind is like a continual feast.…
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