Proverbs 26:12

See a man wise in his own eyes? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Fool. The ignorant may be convinced that he wants instruction. (Calmet) But "none are worse than the half-learned. "(Quintil. i. Jo. v. 21.)

Gregory the Theologian

AD 390
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, a person wise in his own conceit; and a still greater evil is to charge with the instruction of others a person who is not even aware of his own ignorance. In Defense of His Flight, Oration

John Chrysostom

AD 407
This is not a small fault either to consider oneself wise and to refer everything back to one’s own judgment.… Paul addresses this same reproach to the pagan philosophers: “Professing to be wise, they become fools.” This is the reason for their folly. The author of the Proverbs said on his part, “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Again, it is Paul who gives this advice: “Do not be wise in your own opinion.”

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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