He’s naught but a fool for not knowing how to tie a knot, but it’s also not for nothing.
This sentence may or may not be true for the person it describes.
And honestly, I like it better than, “It’s naught but a knot, but that’s not for nothing,” even though I think this one makes you think a little more. It also rolls off the tongue slightly better.
But I still like the first version better.
This post is part of SoCS: http://lindaghill.com/2015/03/27/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-2815/