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Suffering fools

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.