fools rush in where angels fear to tread
From Essay on Criticism (1711) by Alexander Pope.
- A person who does not plan ahead and think matters through becomes involved in risky or unfavorable situations which prudent people avoid.
- Often abbreviated as fools rush in.
- Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ↑ISBN, p. 104.