what does the fool means "may not an ass know when the cart draws the horse"?what does the fool means "may not an ass know when the cart draws the horse"?Who was the fool meant by his words?

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This quote refers to the idea that a person does not need to be especially intelligent to understand certain basic facts. 

The phrase here is a play on a common saying. "Putting the cart before the horse" refers to the idea of mixed or mistaken priorities, or a misapprehension of a situation. 

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