On this day of fools, we thought it would be fun to see some of what the Bible has to say on the subject. Below are a few selected quotations for your amusement & pondering.
Proverbs 29:11 ESV
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.
Proverbs 29:9 ESV
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Proverbs 28:26 ESV
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
Matthew 5:22 ESV
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
Proverbs 10:23 ESV
Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
Proverbs 17:28 ESV
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.