Ecclesiastes 9:16
וְאָמַרְתִּי אָנִי טוֹבָה חָכְמָה מִגְּבוּרָה וְחָכְמַת הַמִּסְכֵּן בְּזוּיָה וּדְבָרָיו אֵינָם נִשְׁמָעִים:
So I observed: wisdom is better than valor; but the poor's wisdom is scorned, and their words are not heeded. [JPS translation. Edited for gender neutrality]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What wisdom can we learn from the poor?

2. What are some ways that we can assure that the voices of the poor are heard?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)