Fools (101-150)

Animals become mad one season of the year.
Man becomes foolish all the year around.
— Vietnamese

Answer a fool according to his folly.
— English

As long as you understand your foolishness, you are smart!
— Yiddish

As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks.
— English

Barbers learn to shave by shaving fools.
— English

Be vain and you will be known as a fool.
— Russian

Because he hardly closes his mouth
the fool's teeth suffer from frost.
— Ghanaian

Before you utter a word you are the master;
afterwards you're a fool.
— Yiddish

Better to lose with a wise man
than to win with a fool.
— Yiddish

Better be a fool than a knave.
— English

Better a wise enemy than a foolish friend.
— Lebanese

Better is the hatred of the wise
than the friendship of fools.
— Indian (Tamil)

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
— English

Better a blow from a wise man
than a kiss from a fool.
— Yiddish

By the time the fool has learned to play the game,
the players have dispersed.
— African (Ashanti)

By the time the fool has learned the game,
the players have dispersed.
— Ashanti

By their words we know fools,
and asses by their ears.
— English

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
— English

Drunkards have a fool's tongue and a knave's heart.
— English

Each one thinks much of his own wisdom,
therefore the world is full of fools.
— Swedish

Either a strong man or a fool tells the truth.
— Iranian (Pashto)

Even God forgives fools.
— Russian

Even a worthless fellow can obtain the consent of a fool.
— Japanese

Even a fool may sometimes have one accomplishment.
— Korean

Every fool can find faults that a great
many wise men can't remedy.
— English

Every fool is wise when he holds his tongue.
— Italian

Every foot feels its own pinching.
— Jamaican

Every man at thirty is a fool or a physician.
— Scottish

Every man a little beyond himself is a fool.
— English

Every man is a fool sometimes,
and none at all times.
— Scottish

Every town has its fool.
— Yiddish

Every knave has a fool in his sleeve.
— English

Every fool wants to give advice.
— Italian

Every poor man is a fool.
— English

Every fool thinks he is clever enough.
— Danish

Every fool likes his bauble.
— French

Everybody loves a fool,
but nobody wants him for a son.
— Nigerian

Everybody's friend, everybody's fool.
— German

Everyman's friend is often everyman's fool.
— Swedish

Everyone is free to make a fool of himself.
— Polish

Fair words please the fool,
and sometimes the wise.
— Danish

Fair words and foul deeds cheat
wise men as well as fools.
— English

Fair words make fools fain.
— English

Fancy is a fool.
— English

Few bewail a fool's misfortune.
— African (Fulani)

A fool cuts himself with his own knife.
— French

Fool's thoughts often fail.
— English

Fool's haste is no speed.
— English

Foolish tongues talk by the dozen.
— English

Foolishness grows by itself, no need to sow it.
— Czech

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