Fools (051-100)

A fool will ask more questions
than the wisest can answer.
— English

A fool when he has spoken has done all.
— Scottish

A fool and his money are soon parted.
— English

A fool throws a stone into a well, and it
requires a hundred wise men to get it out again.
— Italian

A fool thinks of his belly only.
— Indian (Bihar)

A fool thinks himself wise.
— English

A fool sometimes gives good counsel.
— Spanish

A fool remains a fool.
— Yiddish

A stomach is not carried by a fool.
— Kenyan

A fool only wins the first game.
— Danish

A fool never makes a good husband.
— American

A fool can ask more questions in an hour
than a wise man can answer in a year.
— Yiddish

A fool needs a lot of shoes.
— Yiddish

You can't argue against a proverb,
a fool, or the truth.
— Russian

A fool may sometimes give a wise man counsel.
— English

A fool may make money, but it needs
a wise man to spend it.
— English

A fool may give a wise man counsel by a time.
— Scottish

A fool may chance to say a wise thing.
— Dutch

A fool makes two trips where a wise man makes none.
— Yiddish

A white wall is a fool's paper.
— English

A stupid cow leads her calf near the road.
— Cameroonian

A fool is like a wanderer lost on a path.
— Kenyan

A fool believes everything.
— English

A fool knows more in his own house
than a wise man in another's.
— English

A wise man carries his cloak in fair weather,
and a fool wants his in rain.
— Scottish

A half fool is a very wise man.
— Yiddish

A heady man and a fool may wear the same cap.
— English

A great sage is often taken for a great fool.
— Japanese

A bribe blinds the clever, and how much more so the fool!
— Hebrew

A drunk can sleep it off, but never a fool.
— Russian

A wise man's thoughts walk within him, but a fool's without him.
— English

A wise man won't call a fool a fool, but a fool
will always call a wise man a fool.
— Russian

A wise man walks on foot and
a fool rides in a coach.
— Yiddish

A wise man begins in the end;
a fool ends in the beginning.
— English

A word is more to him that has
wisdom than a sermon to a fool.
— English

A wise man knows what he says,
a fool says what he knows.
— Yiddish

A knave discovered is a great fool.
— English

A wise man conceals his intelligence;
the fool displays his foolishness.
— Yiddish

A wager is a fool's argument.
— Scottish

A secret that should be concealed
in the mind is uttered by a fool.
— Indian (Tamil)

A madman and a fool are no witnesses.
— English

A great fortune, in the hands of a fool,
is a great misfortune.
— English

A man at fifteen may be a fool at fifty.
— English

A fair promise binds a fool.
— French

All cantors are fools,
but not all fools are cantors.
— Hebrew

Among beautiful women there are many fools.
— Japanese

An easy fool is a knave's tool.
— English

An obliging fool is more dangerous than an enemy.
— Russian

An old fool is worse than a young simpleton.
— Danish

Animals have long tongues but can't speak;
fools have short tongues and shouldn't speak.
— Yiddish

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