8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.

Read Proverbs 9:8 Using Other Translations

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you.