People often underestimate the significance of the words spoken by a wise man. Mishlei encourages the listener to think carefully into the implications of what this man has said. There may great depth to his words of wisdom and the listener should pay special attention to the important lessons that may lie below the surface. Even the choice of words used by the wise man deserve study.
The listener should be aware that the man of wisdom is able to draw upon an unending stream of Torah knowledge and everything he says reflects what he has absorbed and thought about over the years.