Sirach 1:1

All wisdom comes from the Lord

and is with him for ever.
Wisdom is not created by us. It is not even discovered. It is fundamentally a gift. To be sure, we learn wisdom over time. But we never invent it any more than we invent a new primary color. Wisdom is not whatever the strongest says it is. Wisdom is herself, present with the Lord from ages of ages. Those who surrender to this are wise. Those who do not are fools. Some things really are that simple.

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