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Foolishness

Foolishness الحُمْق

1. Foolishness is occupying oneself with the superfluous and accompanying the ignorant.

1ـ اَلْحُمْقُ اَلاِسْتِهْتارُ بِالفُضُولِ، ومُصاحَبَةُ الْجَهُولِ.

2. Foolishness is an ailment which cannot be remedied and a sickness that cannot be cured.

2ـ اَلْحُمْقُ داءٌ لا يُداوى، ومَرَضٌ لا يَبْرَءُ.

3. The worst indigence is foolishness.

3ـ أفْقَرُ الفَقْرِ الْحُمْقُ.

4. The most harmful thing is foolishness.

4ـ أضَرُّ شَـيْء الحُمْقُ.

5. The height of foolishness is being beguiled [by the pleasures of this world].

5ـ أحْمَقُ الْحُمْقِ الاِغْتِرارُ.

6. The greatest foolishness is exaggeration in praise and censure.

6ـ أكْبَرُ الْحُمْقِ اَلإغْراقُ فِي المَدْحِ والذَّمِّ.

7. The greatest foolishness is being conceited in [the state of] poverty.

7ـ أعْظَمُ الْحَماقَةِ اَلاِخْتِيالُ فِي الفاقَةِ.

8. Foolishness is a disgrace.

8ـ اَلْحُمْقُ شَيْنٌ.

9. Foolishness is the most harmful companion.

9ـ الْحُمْقُ أضَـرُّ الأصْحابِ.

10. Foolishness is the worst ailment.

10ـ اَلْحُمْقُ أدْوَأُ الدّاءِ.

11. Foolishness leads to superfluity.

11ـ اَلْحُمْقُ يُوجِبُ الفُضُولَ.

12. Foolishness is from the fruits of ignorance.

12ـ اَلْحُمْقُ مِنْ ثِمارِ الْجَهْلِ.

13. Foolishness makes one a stranger in his own hometown.

13ـ اَلْحُمْقُ فِي الوَطَنِ غُرْبَةٌ.

14. How bad an ailment foolishness is!

14ـ بِئْسَ الدّاءُ الْحُمْقُ.

15. The poverty of foolishness is not alleviated by [material] wealth.

15ـ فَقْرُ الْحُمْقِ لايُغْنيهِ الْمالُ.

16. Being conceited in poverty is the height of foolishness.

16ـ مِنْ كَمالِ الْحَماقَةِ الاِخْتِيالُ فيِ الفاقَةِ.

17. Establishing brotherhood with the vicious is from the greatest [acts of] foolishness.

17ـ مِنْ أعْظَمِ الْحُمْقِ مُواخاةُ الفُجّارِ.

18. Being audacious in front of the king is an act of foolishness.

18ـ مِنَ الْحُمْقِ الدالَّةُ عَلَى السُّلْطانِ.

19. From the signs of foolishness are: being audacious without any means and boasting without [possessing] any nobility.

19ـ مِنْ دَلائِلِ الْحُمْقِ دالَّةٌ بِغَيْرِ آلَة، وصَلَفٌ بِغَيْرِ شَرَف.

20. With foolishness, what is sought is not achieved.

20ـ لايُدْرَكُ مَعَ الْحُمْقِ مَطْلَبٌ.

21. There is no ailment worse than foolishness.

21ـ لاداءَ أدْوَأُ مِنَ الْحُمْقِ.

23. There is no poverty more severe than foolishness.

22ـ لافاقَةَ أشَدُّ مِنَ الْحُمْْقِ.

24. Foolishness is wretchedness.

23ـ اَلْحُمْقُ شَقاءٌ.