Wisdom of Solomon 8:7
5 If riches are a desirable possession in life, what is richer than wisdom, the active cause of all things? 6 And if understanding is effective, who more than she is fashioner of what exists? 7 And if anyone loves righteousness, her labors are virtues; for she teaches self-control and prudence, justice and courage; nothing in life is more profitable for mortals than these. 8 And if anyone longs for wide experience, she knows the things of old, and infers the things to come; she understands turns of speech and the solutions of riddles; she has foreknowledge of signs and wonders and of the outcome of seasons and times. 9 Therefore I determined to take her to live with me, knowing that she would give me good counsel and encouragement in cares and grief.
Ambrose On the Duty of the Clergy 2.13
65 We have spoken of its beauty, and proved it by the witness of Scripture. It remains to show on the authority of Scripture that there can be no fellowship between it and vice, but that it has an inseparable union with the rest of the virtues. It has a spirit sagacious, undefiled, sure, holy, loving what is good, quick, that never forbids a kindness, kind, steadfast, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things. And again: She teaches temperance and justice and virtue.
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