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    A fool may chance to put something into a wise man's head.
    Category: Wisdom Source: African proverb
    A fool may chance to say a wise thing.

    Source: Dutch
    A fool may give a wise man counsel.

    Source: Dutch
    A fool only wins the first game.

    Source: Danish
    A fool repays a salve by a stab, and a stab by a salve. [He mistakes friends for foes and foes for friends.]

    Source: Latin
    A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says.

    Source: Yiddish
    A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

    Source: Yiddish
    A fool sometimes gives good counsel.

    Source: Spanish
    A fool talks of folly.

    Source: Latin
    A fool throws a stone into a well, and it requires a hundred wise men to get it out again.

    Source: Italian
    A fool who can keep silent is counted among the wise.

    Source: Yiddish
    A fool's head never whitens.

    Source: French
    A fool's heart dances on his lips.

    Source: French
    A fool's speech is a bubble of air.

    Source: French
    A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat.

    Source: French
    A fool's voice is known by a multitude of words.

    Source: French
    A fool, if he holds his tongue, passes for wise.

    Source: Spanish
    A fool, unless he know Latin, is never a great fool.

    Source: Spanish
    A foolish fox is caught by one leg, but a wise one by all four.

    Source: Serbian
    A foolish judge passes brief sentence.
    Source: French
    A foolish man may be known by six things: Anger without cause, speech without profit, change without progress, inquiry without object, putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends.

    Source: Arabic Proverb
    A foolish woman is known by her finery.

    Source: French
    A fools knows his own business better than a wise man knows that of others.

    Source: Italian
    A forced kindness deserves no thanks.

    Source: Italian
    A fortress on its guard is not surprised.

    Source: Spanish
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