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.
Like a thornbush brandished by the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
Like an archer who wounds everybody is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard. a11
Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who reverts to his folly.
Do you see persons wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for fools than for them.
The lazy person says, "There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!"
As a door turns on its hinges, so does a lazy person in bed.
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