Fools Quotes

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.-Abraham Lincoln

 

Who loves not women, wine and song remains a fool his whole life long.-Martin Luther

 

There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.-Henry Ford

 

The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.-William Shakespeare

 

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.-Mark Twain

 

I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.-Mark Twain

 

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.-Unknown Source

 

Its quite true there's a fool born every minute. It's also quite true they don't die that fast.-Unknown Source

 

Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth's many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more, and float upward in our heedlessness, singing Gratia Dei sum quod sum.-John Updike

 

The dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.-William Shakespeare

 

He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.-William Shakespeare

 

Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.-George Bernard Shaw

 

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.-Herbert Spencer

 

Most fools think they are only ignorant.-Benjamin Franklin

 

Spinoza Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.-Benjamin Franklin

 

The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs of his neighbor.-Benjamin Franklin

 

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.-Robert Frost

 

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.-Johann Wolfgang Von Goe

 

No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.-Oliver Goldsmith

 

The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.-Oliver Goldsmith

 

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.-Horace

 

He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.-François de La Rochefoucauld

 

A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.-Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.-Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

 

Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.-Alexander Pope

 

A fool and his money are soon parted.-Proverb

 

The fool is always beginning to live.-Proverb

 

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.-Chinese proverb

 

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.-Chinese proverb

 

He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.-English proverb

 

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.-English proverb

 

The fool has to do at last what the wise did at first.-Italian proverb

 

Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.-Jewish proverb

 

He who knows he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him; He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him.-Persian proverb

 

What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning.-Spanish proverb

 

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.-Unknown

 

Bertrand Russell Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived.-Bertrand Russell

 

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.-Arthur Schopenhauer

 

A foolishness is inflicted with a hatred of itself.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

Lord, what fools these mortals be.-William Shakespeare

 

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.-Honore de Balzac

 

In days gone by, we were afraid of dying in dishonor or a state of sin. Nowadays, we are afraid of dying fools. Now the fact is that there is no Extreme Unction to absolve us of foolishness. We endure it here on earth as subjective eternity.-Jean Baudrillard

 

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.-Josh Billings

 

There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won t.-Josh Billings

 

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.-Josh Billings

 

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.-William Blake

 

Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.-Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

 

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.-Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

 

However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.-Nicolas Boileau

 

There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.-Samuel Butler

 
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