Like snow in the summer and like rain at the harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Like the sparrow [is] to fluttering and like the swallow [is] to flying, so an undeserved curse does not go forth.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly lest you become like him--even you.
Answer a fool according to his folly, or else he will be wise in his own eyes.
[Like] cutting off feet [or] drinking violence, so [is] he who sends messages in the hand of a fool.
[Like] legs that hang limp from a lame person, so [is] a proverb in the mouth of fools.