A whip for the racehorse, a tiller for the sailboat—
and a stick for the back of fools!
Don’t respond to the stupidity of a fool;
you’ll only look foolish yourself.
Answer a fool in simple terms
so he doesn’t get a swelled head.
You’re only asking for trouble
when you send a message by a fool.
A proverb quoted by fools
is limp as a wet noodle.
Putting a fool in a place of honor
is like setting a mud brick on a marble column.
To ask a moron to quote a proverb
is like putting a scalpel in the hands of a drunk.
Hire a fool or a drunk
and you shoot yourself in the foot.
As a dog eats its own vomit,
so fools recycle silliness.
See that man who thinks he’s so smart?
You can expect far more from a fool than from him.