as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly
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- 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Book of Proverbs, 26:11
- As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
Originally from Hebrew:
- כְּכֶלֶב שָׁב עַל קֵאוֹ כְּסִיל שׁוֹנֶה בְאִוַּלְתּוֹ
- Foolish people repeatedly do foolish things.