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Fools rush in

Posted by Smokey Stover on December 08, 2007

In Reply to: Fools rush in posted by Caz on December 07, 2007

: 'Fools rush in where angels fear to tread' - what does this saying mean?

It comes from "An Essay on Criticism," by Alexander Pope, and it means what it says. Fools are happy to jump into a situation where even an angel, an immortal being that cannot be harmed, would not go. I suppose you could paraphrase it something like, "There's no situation so bad that there would not be some fool willing to risk it."