Fools (201-250)

He is fool enough that is not melancholy once a day.
— English

He that teaches himself has a fool as his master.
— English

He who is born a fool is never cured.
— English

He who is his own teacher has a fool for his pupil.
— German

He is a great fool who forgets himself.
— French

He is a fool that praises himself,
and he is a madman that speaks ill of himself.
— Danish

He is a fool that deals with fools.
— English

He is a fool whose sheep runs away twice.
— African (Oji)

He is a fool who does not know
from what quarter the wind blows.
— Italian

He is a fool that makes a wedge of his fist.
— English

He is a fool who does not consider his own interests.
— Maltese

He is not a wise man that cannot play the fool.
— English

He that knows when he has enough is no fool.
— English

He that is heady is ruled by a fool.
— English

He does a good day's work who rids himself of a fool.
— French

He who forces love where none is found,
remains a fool the whole year round.
— German

He is a fool who makes his physician his heir.
— French

He is fool enough himself who
will bray against another ass.
— English

He is a fool that thinks not that another thinks.
— English

He is a fool who thinks that another does not think.
— Italian

He is a fool who makes a mallet of his fist.
— French

He that is well sheltered is a fool
if he stir out into the rain.
— English

He that sends a fool means to follow him.
— English

He that cheats in small things is a fool;
but in great things is a rogue.
— English

He who would make a fool of himself
will find many to help him.
— Danish

He is a fool that forgets himself.
— English

He that talks to himself talks to a fool.
— English

He's a fool that is wiser abroad than at home.
— English

Honor is unseemly for a fool.
— English

Hope often blinks at a fool.
— English

Hope is the mother of fools.
— Polish

Hope and expectation are a fool's income.
— Danish

Hoping and waiting makes fools out of clever people.
— Yiddish

However foolish the monkey
it will not play with the thorn tree.
— African (Hausa)

If there were no knaves and fools,
all the world would be alike.
— English

If the wise erred not, it would go hard with fools.
— English

If the fool knew how to be silent
he could sit among the wise.
— Czech

If fools ate no bread, corn would be cheap.
— Dutch

If you keep calling a man a fool, he will become one.
— Armenian

If folly were grief, every house would weep.
— English

If a fool holds the cow by the horns,
a clever man can milk her.
— Yiddish

If a fool has a hump nobody notices it;
if the wise man has a pimple everybody talks about it.
— Russian

If a fool could keep silent he would not be a fool.
— Swedish

If folly were pain, there would be groaning in every house.
— Spanish

If you look around the room
and can't tell who the fool is, it's you.
— American

If it were not for fools in this world
there would be no reason.
— Russian

It is a foolish sheep that makes
the wolf his confessor.
— English

It is better to marry a quiet fool than a witty scold.
— English

It is wisdom sometimes to seem a fool.
— English

It is foolhardy to climb two trees at once
just because one has two feet.
— Ethiopian

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