It is not the oath that makes us believe a man, but the man the oath. -Aeschylus
Even today, all we really have is our word. You better make good on it, because it is really hard to get it back.
Reputations are built upon our actions. When words and actions are in alignment, those around you will never falter in their confidence of you. Be the pillar of strength that others need.
The Virtue of Prudence
There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that goes beyond money, possessions, and social status. We can all grow in wisdom if we choose to pursue it. King Solomon regarded as one of the wisest to have lived said: Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, for the gain of it is better than gain from silver, and its profit better than gold. –Proverbs 3:13-14
Can you hear the call of wisdom? It is there, we only have to listen.