WISECRACKER - BAVARD - CHIACCHIERONE - CORREVEIDILE
A fool may give a wise man (a) counsel.A fool may give a wise man 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 meet with good fortune, but the wise only profits by 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 sometimes give a wise man counsel.A fool may speer questions than a wise man can answer.A fool may speir mae questions than a doctor can answer.
ScotlandA fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.A fool may throw a stone into a well, which a hundred wise men cannot take out.A fool might be counted wise if he kept his mouth shut.A fool must now and then be right by chance.
William CowperA fool on a bridge soundeth like a drum.A fool only wins the first game.A Fool pointing at the Wiseman graveyard.A fool remains a fool.
Yiddish] A nar bleibt a nar.A fool repays a salve by a stab, and a stab by a salve.A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.A fool should never see unfinished work.A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.A fool sometimes gives a hint which a wise man may take.A fool sometimes gives good counsel.A fool stands always in the rain.A fool stumbles twice at the same stone.A fool talks most when he has the least to say.A fool talks of folly.A fool talks with his ears stuffed up.A fool throws a stone into a well, and it requires a hundred wise men to get it out again.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 went to fish, but lost his fishing-basket.A fool when he hath spoke hath done all.A fool when he hes spoken, hes all done.A fool when he is silent is counted wise.A fool who can keep silent is counted among the wise.A fool who has a flash of wit creates astonishment and scandal, like hack-horses setting out to gallop.
ChamfortA fool who knows he is a fool has a little intelligence, but a fool that thinks he is intelligent is really a fool.A fool who knows Latin is never a real fool.A fool will jump into the bath and forget to wash his face.A fool will laugh when he is drowning.A fool will not be foiled.A fool will not give his Bauble for the Tower of London.A fool will pair an ox with an elephant.A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.
CowperA fool's bolt is soon shot.
ScotlandA fool's bolt is soon shot.