Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him.
When arguing with fools, don’t answer their foolish arguments, or you will become as foolish as they are.
Don't respond to the stupidity of a fool; you'll only look foolish yourself.
Do not give to the foolish man a foolish answer, or you will be like him.
Do not answer fools according to their folly, or you will be a fool yourself.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him.
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1 sn One should not answer a fool’s foolish questions in line with the fool’s mode of reasoning (J. H. Greenstone, Proverbs, 274).
2 sn The person who descends to the level of a fool to argue with him only looks like a fool as well.