Fools (001-050)

A fool and his proverbs are soon parted.
— Rumanian

A change of rulers is the joy of fools.
— Rumanian

A strange fool is a laughing stock;
your own, a shame.
— Yiddish

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
— English

A foolish bride gets no presents.
— Indian (Bihar)

A wise man can learn a lot from a fool.
— French

A wise man will not reprove a fool. — Chinese

A fool asks much, but he is
more fool that grants it.
— English

A fool and his money are soon parted.
— English

A fool believes the thing he would have so.
— English

A fool always comes short of his reckoning.
— English

A fool can ask more questions than
seven wise men can answer.
— Italian

A fool can dance without a fiddle.
— English

A wise man and a fool together
know more than a wise man alone.
— Italian

A fool and his goods are soon parted; a wise man
and his poverty always remain united.
— Russian

A fool needs good luck.
— Norwegian

A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat.
— English

A fool's speech is a bubble of air.
— English

A fool's remark is like a thorn concealed in mud.
— Irish

A fool's property is the prey of all.
— Indian (Bihar)

A fool's heart is in his tongue.
— English

A fool's country is where his family is.
— Russian

A fool's bolt may sometimes hit the white.
— English

A fool's bell is soon rung.
— English

A fool doesn't age and cold water doesn't spoil.
— Yiddish

A fool has many days.
— Kenyan

A fool gives and the clever one takes.
— Yiddish

A fool goes to the baths and forgets to wash his face.
— Yiddish

A fool grows without rain.
— Yiddish

A fool hopes to get honey, even from wasps.
— Russian

A fool, if he holds his tongue, passes for wise.
— Spanish

A fool is always beginning.
— French

A fool is always in the rain.
— Polish

A fool is busy in every one's business but his own.
— English

A fool is incurable.
— Hebrew

A fool is known by his speech.
— English

A fool is like other men as long as he is silent.
— Danish

A fool is pleased by beauty alone.
— Russian

A fool knows his own business better than
a wise man knows that of others.
— Italian

A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
— English

A fool laughs at himself.
— African (Ovambo)

A fool looks to the beginning,
a wise man regards the end.
— English

A fool loses and a clever man finds.
— Yiddish

A fool loses his estate before he finds his folly.
— English

A fool makes his doctor his heir.
— Hungarian

A fool will soon use up his money.
— Japanese

A fool will receive praise,
and a wise man will receive blame.
— Manx

A fool will not be foiled.
— English

A fool will laugh when he is drowning.
— English

A fool falls on his back and bruises his nose.
— Yiddish

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