It is a truth universally acknowledged that a bearded man in possession of a rather large walking stick must be the bearer of wise words.
None better for this than the character of Gandalf in JRR Tolkein's Lord of the Rings books. If you are not a fan of the films, remember they were books first. And if your opinion holds true of the books too well then just take the words as they are. Because he kind of had a way with them did our Tolkein.
Have a great week.