Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
Like a lame man's legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like one who binds the stone in the sling is he who gives honor to a fool.
Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like an archer who wounds everybody is he who hires a passing fool or drunkard.
Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool that repeats his folly.
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
The sluggard 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 sluggard on his bed.
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 - Holy Bible)