If there is a thing called folly, It is seizing what brings ill and letting the good slip. Folly among follies is the fondness for doing things Beyond one's reach. Shamelessness, aimlessness, callousness and listlessness Are marks of foolishness. There is no greater fool than he Who has studied and taught, but lacks control. A fool does deeds in a single birth That will plunge him in hell in the succeeding seven. When a half-baked fool takes on a task, The task is undone, and so is he! Should a fool get hold of a great fortune, Strangers will feast while his kindred starve. A fool getting hold of wealth Is like a lunatic getting drunk. Sweet indeed is a fool's friendship, For when it breaks there is no pain. A fool's entry into a learned assembly Is like entering a shrine with unclean legs.