3-9When I was a boy at my father’s knee,the pride and joy of my mother,He would sit me down and drill me:“Take this to heart. Do what I tell you—live!Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!Don’t forget one word! Don’t deviate an inch!Never walk away from Wisdom—she guards your life;love her—she keeps her eye on you.Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won’t regret it;never let her go—she’ll make your life glorious.She’ll garland your life with grace,she’ll festoon your days with beauty.”

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