Fools Questionaire

  1. Do you listen to advice?
    1. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice (12:15).
    2. Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered (28:26).
  2. Do you react immediately to every insult or do you hold back your emotions in the heat of the moment?
    1. The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult (12:16).
    2. A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back (29:11).
  3. Do you listen carefully to what others are saying or are you only waiting until your chance to speak?
    1. A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fools proclaims folly (12:23).
    2. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion (18:12).
  4. Do you seek understanding?
    1. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly (15:14)
  5. Do you consider what people say when they rebuke you?
    1. A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool (17:10).
  6. Are you careful when you rebuke a fool?
    1. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself (26:4).
    2. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes (26:5).
  7. Do you keep making the same mistakes?
    1. Like a dog returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats folly (26:11).

Be careful:

  1. Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him (26:12).
  2. Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him (29:20).


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