Buy truth, and don’t sell it

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Buy truth, and don’t sell it,
Though it cost you all you own.
Seek true knowledge and wisdom,
Learn all that can be known.

Seek knowledge like silver,
Truth is more precious than gold.
Do not forsake your wisdom,
That was treasured by sages of old.

True wisdom is costly,
True knowledge is rare.
All come from the kingdom of folly,
But you don’t need to stay there.

Some sell their wisdom for pyrite,
Thinking that they’ve purchased gold.
Some trade their wisdom for power,
But find it’s themselves that’s been sold.

A mind is not sated by riches.
Power seeks more and more.
But wisdom flows like a river,
Living water to those on the shore.

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