How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. – Proverbs 16:16
If you lose your riches but have wisdom, you can rebuild your wealth. If, however, you have riches with no wisdom, you are going to squander your mouth and end up broke with no prospects in sight.
This is why it is better to prize wisdom above riches and even book knowledge. Riches and book smarts will only take you so far.
Wisdom will take you farther than both combined.