Proverbs with the word Fool

A fool at forty is a fool indeed

The proverb describes someone who has not learned from their mistakes and continues to behave foolishly. It implies that those who remain... Read more →

Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes; fools by their own

It is better to keep out of trouble by not repeating the foolish behaviour of others than it is to do as they did and suffer in the same way.

There’s no fool like an old fool

This somewhat sweeping statement suggests that old fools are bigger fools than young ones. It is used as a comment on the actions of those we... Read more →

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

Foolish people act hastily and do or say things that wiser people would avoid. Angels here represent people of wisdom. The proverb is a line... Read more →

A fool and his money are soon parted

This is a similar proverb to Easy come, easy go. A wise man spends his money prudently; a foolish man spends his without thought and is soon... Read more →

Experience is the teacher of fools

It has been said that experience is the best teacher, but that the school fees are high. This is another way of saying that although we... Read more →

Better be a fool than a knave

Of the two evils foolishness is the lesser, since it is usually considered something you are born with, whilst knavery is something a person... Read more →