“A whip for the horse, a bridle for the asse; and a rod for the fooles backe.”
King James Version (KJV)
1. As snow in summer, and as raine in haruest: so honour is not seemely for a foole. 2. As the bird by wandring, as the swallow by flying: so the curse causelesse shall not come. 3. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the asse; and a rod for the fooles backe. 4. Answere not a foole according to his folly, lest thou also be like vnto him. 5. Answere a foole according to his folly, lest hee be wise in his owne conceit. 6. He that sendeth a message by the hand of a foole, cutteth off the feete, and drinketh dammage.