Ecclesiastes 9:13-16 NLT

13 Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works.
14 There was a small town with only a few people living in it, and a great king came with his army and besieged it.
15 There was a poor, wise man living there who knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. But afterward no one thought any more about him.
16 Then I realized that though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. What they say will not be appreciated for long.