Always check your facts, or you will find the truth is not always what's you'd like it to be or what you say it is. A word to the wise is sufficient definition. Intelligent people can take hints; they don't need to have everything explained to them at great length.
Donald Trump tried to use an Irish proverb and failed miserably https://www.indy100.com/article/donald-trump-video-speech-irish-favourit...
"A good writer of history is a guy who is suspicious. Suspicion marks the real
difference between the man who wants to write honest history and the one who’d
rather write a good story."
-- Jim Bishop
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers."
-- John Adams
"America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears
like the last effort of divine Providence in behalf of the human race."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions. On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son