Dead flies make the perfumer's ointment give off an evil odor; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
A wise man's heart inclines him toward the right, but a fool's heart toward the left.
Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to every one that he is a fool.
The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.
The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness, and the end of his talk is wicked madness.
A fool multiplies words, though no man knows what is to be, and who can tell him what will be after him?
The toil of a fool wearies him, so that he does not know the way to the city.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)