Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread

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The line For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. was first written by Alexander Pope in his poem An Essay on Criticism (1709).

It has since been used as follows:

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  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread is used by Edmund Burke in his work Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread is used in Abraham Lincoln's speech made at Peoria, Illinois October 16, 1854
  • "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)", a 1940 song written by Johnny Mercer and Rube Bloom, sung by Frank Sinatra, Ricky Nelson, Bow Wow Wow and many others
  • Cary Grant uses the full line in the movie The Bishop's Wife.
  • The line Fools rush in where angels fear to tread appears in Bob Dylan's song "Jokerman"
  • The line Fools rush in where angels fear to tread appears in the 1984 film Supergirl
  • The line Fools rush in where angels fear to tread is used in the film Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
  • The line Fools rush in where angels fear to tread is used in the animated series Digimon
  • The line Fools rush in where angels fear to tread is used in the animated series Ao no Exorcist (episode 21)
  • The line Fools rush in where angels fear to tread Dr.Ambedkar, a social revolutionary used in his work "who were Shudras and how they became fourth Varna" and in many places like Constitution Assembly debates also.

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