How a Fool Attempts to Win an Argument

Proverbs 29:9 says a very current thing, “When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rants or laughs to compensate for his lack of wisdom.”

Here is a corollary to that Proverb, “The fool rants, blames everyone else, and talks loud when he has no clue what he is talking about.”

How about this one, “A fool makes up stuff as he talks to sound like he knows what he is talking about.”

And my all-time favorite from my favorite author Patrick McManus, “If you want to look wise, smoke a pipe, purse your lips frequently, and tap the side of your head as you stare out into space, but don’t say too much or you will blow your cover.”

Proverbs 14:7 Leave the presence of a fool,
Or you will not discern words of knowledge.

A truly wise man knows that he lacks wisdom and is constantly learning and seeking wisdom from others.

A fool thinks he is wise, but everyone who listens to him talk knows he is not.

In our world today a lot of fools are talking. Their goal is to intimidate, not persuade with logical thinking.

A wise man knows when he is listening to a fool and is neither intimidated nor impressed.

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