Dutch Proverbs 5: Don’t be a pillar-biter

Don’t be a religious hypocrite, one who is outwardly devoted but who in reality is gnawing away at the fabric of the church he purports to uphold. Detail from The Folly of the World by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. The painting (below) illustrates 112 Dutch proverbs.

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