Grant, O Lord, to all teachers and students,
to know what is worth knowing,
to love what is worth loving,
to praise what pleases you most,
and to dislike whatsoever is evil in your sight.
Grant us with judgment to distinguish things that differ,
and above all to search out and do what is well-pleasing to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thomas à Kempis, 1379-1471, German monk
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
turning a person from the snares of death.
Good judgment wins favor,
but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.
Job by Ilya Repin via Wikimedia Commons (image cropped)
Get Behind Me, Satan! by Ilya Repin (Voices from Russia) 1895 via Wikimedia Commons
Laurentius de Voltolina [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, 14th century