“Be a scribe! Your body will be sleek, your hand will be soft…. You are one who sits grandly in your house; your servants answer speedily; beer is poured copiously; all who see you rejoice in good cheer. Happy is the heart of him who writes; he is young each day.”
Ptahotep, 4500 B.C.
(I can’t vouch for its authenticity, but isn’t it great anyway?)