Fools (251-300)

It is good to hold the ass by the bridle,
and a scoffing fool by his wits' end.
— English

It is a cunning part to play the fool well.
— English

It is as easy to win an argument with a fool,
as to put a halter on a dead horse.
— English

You should not ask a fool a question
nor give him an explanation.
— Yiddish

It is better to be a beggar than a fool.
— English

It it hard to please everybody,
yet it is harder to fool anyone.
— Filipino

It is easier to roll stones up a mountain
than to talk to a fool.
— Serbo-Croatian

It's better to be with a wise man in hell
than with a fool in paradise.
— Yiddish

Knaves and fools divide the world.
— English

Lawyer's houses are built on the heads of fools.
— English

Learned fools are the greatest fools.
— German

Lend and lose, so play fools.
— English

Lords and fools speak freely.
— Danish

Love has made heroes of many and fools of many more.
— Swedish

Love and foolishness differ from each other only in name.
— Hungarian

Love makes a wit of the fool.
— English

Make a fool pray to God,
and he'll smash his forehead.
— Russian

Many a one for land takes a fool by the hand.
— English

Money is no fool, if a wise man have it in keeping.
— English

Much abides behind what a fool thinks.
— English

Neither give to all nor contend with fools.
— English

Never challenge a fool to do wrong.
— French

No studies are necessary to become a fool.
— Mexican

No one is a fool always, everyone sometimes.
— English

No play without a fool in it.
— English

No candle is wanted to look for a fool.
— Serbo-Croatian

Nobody is twice a fool.
— African (Ga)

None but fools lay wagers.
— English

None is so wise but the fool overtakes him.
— English

None plays the fool well without wit.
— English

Nothing looks more like a man of sense
than a fool who holds his tongue.
— German

On a fool's beard the barber learns to shave.
— French

One cannot teach wisdom to a fool.
— African (Ovambo)

One fool is an expert on the other.
— Yiddish

One fool in a play is more than enough.
— English

One fool can ask more than
ten wise men can answer.
— Yiddish

One fool makes many.
— English

One fool can drop a stone into a well
that a hundred men cannot take out.
— Filipino

One fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
— French

One fool makes a hundred.
— Spanish

One fool may ask more questions
than ten wise men can answer.
— Danish

One fool praises another.
— German

One does not cross a river with a fool.
— African (Ovambo)

Only a fool believes that the clouds that obscures the moon.
It has shined behind them for eternity.
— Ghanaian

Only fools and fiddlers sing at meals.
— English

Only fools rely on miracles.
— Yiddish

Only a fool would prefer food to a woman.
— Irish

Play with a fool at home and he will
play with you in the market.
— English

Praise a fool and you may make him useful.
— Danish

Reason governs the wise man, and cudgels the fool.
— English

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