There was a little city, and few men within it;
there came a great king against it, and besieged it,
and built great
bulwarks against it:
Now there was found in it a poor wise man,
and he by his wisdom delivered the city;
yet no man remembered that
same poor man.
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength:
poor man's wisdom is despised,
and his words are not heard.
The words of wise men are heard in quiet
more than the cry of him
that ruleth among fools.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war:
but one sinner destroyeth