I'm presently writing a book about JRR Tolkien's proverbs – the original sayings and aphorisms of The Lord of the Rings et al – and I have to say, doing my research has led
me in some very enjoyable (and blessed) directions.
For example, today (whilst looking at the root cause of proverbs – the need to pass on wisdom from one generation to the next) I read this fantastic little poem from a few thousand years back:
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
Embrace her, and she will honour you.
She will give you a garland to grace your
And present you with a glorious crown.
[Proverbs 4:7-9, by the way]