A fool is fulsome.A fool is none the wiser for having a learned grandfather.A fool is often as dangerous to deal with as a knave, and always more incorrigible.
ColtonA fool is wise in his own conceit.A fool knows more in his own house than a wise man in another's.A fool loseth his estate before he finds his folly.A fool may ask more questions in an hour, than a wise man may/can answer in a year.A fool may chance to put something into a wise man's head.A fool may give a wise man (a) counsel.A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is a fool's coat still.
RivarolA fool may make money, but it requires a wise man to spend it.A fool may make money, but it takes a wise man to spend it.A fool may now and then be right by chance.
CowperA fool may put somewhat in a wise body's head.A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.A fool must now and then be right by chance.
William CowperA fool on a bridge soundeth like a drum.A fool remains a fool.
Yiddish] A nar bleibt a nar.A fool sometimes gives a hint which a wise man may take.A fool to pleasure, yet a slave to fame.
PopeA fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXIX, v. 11)A fool wants his cloak in a rainy day.A fool when he hath spoke hath done all.A fool when he is silent is counted wise.A fool who has a flash of wit creates astonishment and scandal, like hack-horses setting out to gallop.
ChamfortA fool will laugh when he is drowning.A fool will not be foiled.A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.
CowperA fool's bolt is soon shot.
ShakespeareA fool's bolt may sometimes hit the mark.A fool's fortune is his misfortune.A fool's haste is no speed.A fool's heart dances on his lips.A fool's heart is in his tongue; but a wise man's tongue is in his heart.
QuarlesA fool's paradise.A fool's speech is a bubble of air.A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat.A fool's voice is known by multitude of words.A foole knowes more in his house, then a wise man in anothers.
George Herbert, Jacula PrudentumA foole may throw a stone into a well, which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.
George Herbert, Jacula PrudentumA fooles bolt is soone shot.
John Heywood, (1497??1580?), Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. iii.A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
EmersonA foolish husband fears his wife; a prudent wife obeys her husband.
Chinese.A foolish man in wealth and authority is like a weak-timbered house with a too-ponderous roof.
R. Chamberlain.A foolish man is generally a proud man.A foolish rich man is still a lord.
Yiddish] A nogid a nar iz oich a har.A foolish superstition introduces the influences of the gods even in the smallest matters.
LivyA foolish woman knows a foolish man's faults.A foot more light, a step more true,
Ne'er from the heath-flower dashed the dew.
ScottA fop of fashion is the mercer's friend, the tailor's fool, and his own foe.