Posted by ESC on January 17, 2000
In Reply to: Suffering fools posted by Bruce Kahl on January 16, 2000
: : I was wondering if anyone knows the origin and meaning of the phrase "i don't suffer fools gladly"
: The phrase refers to putting up with or having tolerance for
the antics or nuances of people. However, I don't know the history
of the phrase or what century in which it was first used or coined.
: Personally, the only "fools" I will "suffer" are my teenage children and very close friends.
II Corinthians 11:19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.