Like snow in summer or rain at harvest-time, so honor for a fool is out of place.
Like a fluttering sparrow or a flying swallow, an undeserved curse will come home to roost.
A whip for a horse, a bridle for a donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
Don't answer a fool in terms of his folly, or you will be descending to his level;
but answer a fool as his folly deserves, so that he won't think he is wise.
Telling a message to a fool and sending him out is like cutting off one's feet and drinking violence.
The legs of the disabled hang limp and useless; likewise a proverb in the mouth of a fool.