1. Do not argue with a vile person for he will be bold [and disrespectful] with you.

1ـ لاتُلاحِ الدَّنِيَّ فَيَجْتَرِئَ عَلَيْكَ.

2. Do not dispute with the fools and do not be infatuated with women, for indeed this degrades the intelligent ones.

2ـ لاتُنازِ عِ السُّفَهاءَ ولاتَسْتَهْتِرْ بِالنِّساءِ فَإنَّ ذلِكَ يُزْري بِالْعُقَلاءِ.

3. Disputing with the ignoble ones disgraces the [status of the] eminent ones.

3ـ مُنازَعةُ السَّفَل تَشينُ السّادَةَ.