What is folly? It is holding on to that which is harmful
And throwing away that which is beneficial.
The folly of all follies is to enjoy doing
What one is forbidden to do.
To be shameless, uninquisitive, loveless and uncaring
Are the fool's four failings.
No fool is more foolish than one who eagerly expounds
His learning to others while failing to follow it himself.
In a single birth a fool may earn by his efforts
A mire of hellish suffering in the subsequent seven.
If a fool who knows not how to act undertakes an enterprise
He will not only fail, he will shackle himself in chains.
When a fool falls upon a great fortune,
Strangers will feast while his family starves.
If a fool happens to acquire something of value,
He will act like a madman who is intoxicated.
Friendship among fools is profoundly sweet,
For at their parting there is not the slightest pain.
A fool stepping into a saintly council
Is like entering a clean bed with filthy feet.
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