Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread

Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread

The line "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread." was first written by Alexander Pope in his poem "An Essay on Criticism".

It has since been used as follows:

the full line

* "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)", a 1940 song covered by Frank Sinatra, Ricky Nelson, and others.
* The line "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread" appears in Bob Dylan's song "Jokerman"

first half of line only

* "Fools Rush In" (1973), television documentary about Morecambe and Wise
* "Fools Rush In", 1997 romantic comedy film
* "Fools Rush In", title of an "All Grown Up!" episode, 2004

econd half of line only

novels and films

*"Where Angels Fear to Tread", 1905 novel by E. M. Forster
* "Where Angels Fear to Tread" (film), 1991 adaptation of Forster's novel
*"Where Angels Fear", novel, spin-off from Doctor Who

music

* "Where Angels Fear to Tread" (Mink DeVille album), 1983
* "Where Angels Fear to Tread" (Matt Redman album)
* "Where Angels Fear to Tread", album by Mentallo and the Fixer, 1994
* "Where Angels Fear to Tread", song by Spin Doctors from the 1996 album "You've Got to Believe in Something"
* "Where Angels Fear to Tread", song by Bryan Adams from the 1998 album "On a Day Like Today"
* "Angels Fear To Tread", song by Charles Manson, from the 2002 album "One Mind".


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  • fools rush in (where angels fear to tread) — spoken phrase used for saying that people who are not sensible do things without thinking carefully about what may happen as a result Thesaurus: not showing careful thought or good judgmentsynonym Main entry: fool * * * fools rush ˈin (where… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. — Fools rush in (where angels fear to tread). something that you say which means that stupid people do things without thinking about them enough. Alan volunteered to be chairman and now he regrets it. Fools rush in, is all I can say …   New idioms dictionary

  • fools rush in where angels fear to tread — This idiom is used where people who are inexperienced or lack knowledge do something that more informed people would avoid …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fools rush in where angels fear to tread — ► fools rush in where angels fear to tread proverb people without good sense or judgement will have no hesitation in tackling a situation that even the wisest would avoid. Main Entry: ↑fool …   English terms dictionary

  • fools rush in where angels fear to tread — 1711 POPE Essay on Criticism 1. 625 No Place so Sacred from such Fops is barr’d, Nor is Paul’s Church more safe than Paul’s Church yard: Nay, fly to Altars; there they’ll talk you dead; For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. 1858 G. J.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) — Fools Rush In (1940) is a popular song. The lyrics were written by Johnny Mercer with music by Rube Bloom. [cite book first= Phillip.Glenn MIller also did a version of this song last= Furia authorlink= coauthors= year= 1990 title= The Poets of… …   Wikipedia

  • fools rush in where angels fear to tread —    This idiom is used where people who are inexperienced or lack knowledge do something that more informed people would avoid.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fools rush in where angels fear to tread — unwise people are often reckless and imprudent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fools rush in where angels fear to tread — proverb people without good sense or judgment will have no hesitation in tackling a situation that even the wisest would avoid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Where Angels Fear to Tread — Infobox Book name = Where Angels Fear to Tread title orig = translator = image caption = author = E. M. Forster illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = William Blackwood and Sons …   Wikipedia

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