Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 NIV
I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me. There once was a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it. Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man. So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom was despised, and his words are no longer heeded. The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.