Fools (301-350)

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool.
— English

Saints appear to fools.
— Portuguese

Send a fool to catch a fool.
— English

Send a fool to the market and a fool he'll return.
— English

Silence is good for the wise,
how much more so for the foolish.
— Hebrew

Sometimes a fool can say something clever.
— Yiddish

Soon ripe, soon rotten; soon wise, soon foolish.
— Dutch

Success makes a fool seem wise.
— English

Sweet words please fools.
— Japanese

That which a fool does at last,
a wise man does at first.
— English

That man's a fool whose sheep flees twice.
— African (Oji)

The wise man does at first what the fool does at last.
— Indian (Hindi)

You don't show a fool a job half done.
— Yiddish

The wise and the fool have their fellows.
— English

The wise man is deceived but once, the fool twice.
— English

The dream is a fool and sleep's the master.
— Yiddish

The heart of a fool is on his tongue;
the tongue of a wise man is in his heart.
— Armenian

The feast passes and the fool remains.
— Italian

The appearance of the wise differs from that of the fool.
— African (Yoruba)

The boaster and the proud person are fools.
— Japanese

The older a fool is, the worse he is.
— English

The praise of fools is censure in disguise.
— English

The biggest folly of the fool is that he thinks he is smart.
— Yiddish

The fool has his answer on the edge of his tongue.
— African (Egypt)

The wise man must carry the fool upon his shoulders.
— English

The higher the fool, the greater the fall.
— English

The least foolish is wise.
— English

The fool will laugh when drowning.
— Welsh

The more fools, the more laughter.
— French

The fool hid what would eat him.
— Kenyan

The fool rejoices over his memories.
— Greek

The good looks of a moron
do not stay that way for long.
— Ugandan

The more riches a fool has, the greater fool he is.
— English

The fools knows more in his own house
than the sage in other men's.
— Italian

The fool who is silent passes for wise.
— French

The fool and the clown grow old worrying over others.
— Greek

The fool continues procrastinating,
the wise man waits a fit occasion.
— Turkish

The fool runs away while his house is burning down.
— English

The fool tells his cares to another
who lives in comfort.
— Finnish

The fool hunts for misfortune.
— French

The fool plucks at a wasp's nest.
— Filipino

The wise man, even when he holds his tongue,
says more than the fool when he speaks.
— English

The world is full of fools.
— English

The first chapter of fools is to
esteem themselves wise.
— English

The fool wanders, the wise man travels.
— English

The enmity of the wise, rather than
the friendship of the fool.
— African (Egypt)

The lawyer that defends himself,
has a fool for a client.
— American

The world is too narrow for two fools a-quarrelling.
— English

There is no law written for a fool.
— Russian

There is a fool at every feast.
— Dutch

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