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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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A fool's wild speech confounds the wise.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Nisar Akhtar
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On the contrary wise men Color the wind with abstract paint!
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Daemon wrote:
A fool's wild speech confounds the wise.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)


Yes, it does - but not with the contents, but with the thought that how can a man be so asinine. Plato said, "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something". There is no point in giving credence to the utterances of the foolish.

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This is possibly where the saying of 'bull shit baffles brains', came from in a more polite era.
Vitaly Ozolinsh
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God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:27).
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Money (big money) not only can make someone more attractive but also a little bit more wise...
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True or perhaps they're not as foolish as previously though.
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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America.

Scott's novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.

A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society and served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–32).
Mehrdad77
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Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem
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The wise don't listen to fools
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Context from : MARMION A POEM IN SIX CANTOS
BY SIR WALTER SCOTT

CANTO III - THE INN

XIV
.

Marmion, whose steady heart and eye
Ne'er changed in worst extremity;
Marmion, whose soul could scantly brook,
Even from his king, a haughty look:
Whose accent of command controlled,
In camps, the boldest of the bold;
Thought, look, and utterance failed him now -
Fall'n was his glance, and flushed his brow:
For either in the tone,
Or something in the Palmer's look,
So full upon his conscience strook,
That answer he found none.
Thus oft it haps, that when within
They shrink at sense of secret sin,
A feather daunts the brave;
A fool's wild speech confounds the wise,
And proudest princes veil their eyes
Before their meanest slave.


http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/sir-walter-scott/marmion-canto-iii-the-inn/
Rey LUIGI (de las Americas)
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:58:29 PM
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A so called Wiseman and person considered a fool using the same written and spoken language must of went to the same type schooling where they were both, at one time,seeking wisdom n knowledge soIhow can one consider the other a fool.Is there such a thing,as a "educated fool?"
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 1:56:38 PM
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Daemon wrote:
A fool's wild speech confounds the wise.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)


Even a fool's wild speech can find its mark, stumbling onto the truth hidden in a guilty conscience.
But confounding it is no more, long since the time of Marmion. The wise have learned to rationalize.


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