Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Euripides, from Bacchae
This was today's Goodreads quote and it hit a chord with me immediately, making me think also of Jesus' comment about not casting pearls before swine.
This whole area can seem as clear as mud sometimes. It is something that I have been reflecting upon lately, along with Christ's counsel, "... be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." (Matthew 10:16)
At any rate, Euripides hits the nail on the head from a practical angle and this is going into my quote journal.