Ancient Wisdom for Keeping Life on the Rails. For thousands of years followers of God have been comparing notes on how life works best. These insights into how life works best are collectively called Wisdom. This wisdom has been passed down from generation to generation in short teachings called proverbs in the hopes that future generations won’t have to learn how life works best through the all-to-often heartache and chaos of trial and error. These proverbs are a precious gift given long ago in hopes that you might be able to live life to its fullest.