Answer fools according to their folly, or they will deem themselves wise.
Sending messages with a fool is like cutting off one's feet or drinking down violence.
As legs dangle from a disabled person, so does a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like tying a stone in a sling, so is giving respect to a fool.
Like a thorny bush in the hand of a drunk, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like an archer who wounds someone randomly, so is one who hires a fool or a passerby.
Like a dog that returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats foolish mistakes.
Do you see people who consider themselves wise? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
A lazy person says, "There's a lion in the path! A lion in the plazas!"
As a door turns on its hinge, so do lazy people in their beds.
Lazy people bury their hand into the bowl, too tired to return it to their mouth.