8 Explaining something to a fool is like explaining it to a sleepy person; when you have finished, he'll say, "What was that again?"

References for Ben Sira 22:8

    • a 22:8 - [Some manuscripts add verses 9-10:] Children who are brought up well do not show the humble origin of their parents. +V10+WChildren who are not brought up well, who are arrogant and conceited, are a stain on the noblest family.