Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, an undeserved curse goes nowhere.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
Do not answer fools according to their folly, or you will be a fool yourself.
Answer fools according to their folly, or they will be wise in their own eyes.
It is like cutting off one's foot and drinking down violence, to send a message by a fool.
The legs of a disabled person hang limp; so does a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
It is like binding a stone in a sling to give honor to a fool.
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