List Of Proverbs And Sayings About Fools
Hieronymus Bosch (1450—1516)
The Extraction of the Stone of Madness. Fragment. 1475—1480
Museo del Prado. Madrid
|A barber learns by shaving fools, for which reason you stick to your barber but change your washer man, since a new Dhobi washes clean.Tamil proverb.
A boy’s work is little, but who doesn’t use it is a fool.Portuguese proverb.
A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end, a fool at the other, and a bit of tobacco in between.American proverb.
A fool bull will look only for the green grass without looking the danger of toppling over the steep valley.Amharic proverb.
A fool dreams of wealth, a wise man, of happiness.Kurdish proverb.
A fool goes to the baths and forgets to wash his face.Yiddish proverb.
A fool looks for dung where the cow never grazed.Ethiopian proverb.
A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.Azerbaijanian proverb.
A fool of a Barhai’s has neither chisel nor adze and wants to be the village carpenter.Tamil proverb.
A fool only wins the first game.Danish saying.
A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.Yiddish proverb.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.English proverb.
A fool will not give his bauble for the Tower of London.Scottish saying.
A fool will pair an ox with an elephant.Ethiopian saying.
A foolish judge passes brief sentence.French proverb.
A foolish wife drives her husband from his country.German proverb.
A leaking roof may fool sunny weather, but cannot fool the rain.Haitian proverb.
A man and a goat can be friends but it would be foolishness for the goat to pay the first visit.African proverb.
A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.English proverb.
A nod for a wise man, and a rod for a fool.Arabic proverb.
A person can study for seventy years and at the end die a fool.Yiddish proverb.
A smart man always takes, a fool always gives.Latvian proverb.
A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.English proverb.
A thorn, a hound’s tooth, a fool’s word: these are the three sharpest things.Irish proverb.
All people like people, only the devil had not taken off his cap.Russian proverb.
An ass is recognized by his long ears, a fool by his long tongue.Yiddish proverb.
Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.English proverb.
By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.African proverb.
Children and fools speak the truth.Spanish proverb.
Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.English proverb.
Every person is a fool in some person’s opinion.Spanish proverb.
Everyone has a fool in his sleeve.English proverb.
Fool celebrates New Year’s every times worse than previous one.Thai proverb.
Fools and crazy people write their names on walls and windows.Dutch proverb.
Fools and knives require good handling.Japanese proverb.
Fools and stubborn people make rich lawyers.Swedish saying.
Fools ask what’s o’clock, but wise men know their time.Dutch proverb.
Fools build houses, wise men buy them.German proverb.
Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.Scottish proverb.
Fools love not the wise, drunkards love not the sober.Ukrainian proverb.
Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.Scottish proverb.
Fools who chop the cherry tree, fools who don’t chop the pulm tree.Japanese proverb.
For fools a law was not written, if it was written — it was not read, if it was read — it was not understood, if it was understood — wrong.Russian proverb.
Give me bread and call me a fool.Spanish proverb.
Great fools must have great bells.Dutch proverb.
Hares are caught with hounds, fools with praise, and women with gold.German proverb.
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all the contingencies of life; but the foolcontends, and is struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.Latin proverb.
He that’s a wise man by day is no fool by night.English proverb.
He who eats globefish soup is a fool; so is he who does not.Japanese proverb.
If a fool borrows a book cut off his hand; but cut off both hands of the fool who brings it back.Persian proverb.
If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.English proverb.
If the fool wasn’t mine, I would laugh.Ukrainian proverb.
In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.African proverb.
It is better to carry stones with a wise than to eat pilaf with a fool.Azerbaijanian proverb.
It is easier to make a camel jump a ditch than to make a fool listen to reason.Kurdish proverb.
It is only the foolish cock that believes the sun won’t rise if he doesn’t crow.African saying.
It is the fool whose own tomatoes are sold to him.Ghanaian proverb.