Question

What does "better a witty fool than a foolish wit" mean?

What does "better a witty fool than a foolish wit" mean?

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It is better to be a person who claims himself to be a fool, yet speak and do things with wit. Rather than to be a man who claims to be a wit or intelligent man, and instead do and say foolish things.

#1

It is better to be a clever clown than to design an atom bomb and have Hiroshima and Nagasaki on your conscience. That's what it means.

#2

it means what King Frog said.. Exactly!

#3

Take a look at the concept of the "wise fool." That might give you an idea.

#4

It's better to be an idiot who talks well than someone who only says stupid things. It loses a lot in translation. =P

#5