I am self-taught which means, alas, that I employ a fool for a teacher.

Narr und Närrin     …  The Fool and the Lady Fool  by Beham

Narr und NärrinThe Fool and the Lady Fool by Beham

William Blake gives comfort to all fools with this Proverb of Hell:

“If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.”

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell