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A fool and his money are soon parted. ...
by Thomas Tusser

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

Related topics: Money

Seek home for rest, for home is best.
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God sendeth and giveth both mouth and meat.
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Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
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At Christmas play and make good cheer,
for Christmas comes but once a year.
- Thomas Tusser

Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay,
their credit is naught, go they ever so gay.
- Thomas Tusser

Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.
- Thomas Tusser

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am firm; YOU are obstinate; HE is a pig-headed fool.
- Bertrand Russell

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool;
it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made
a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb.
Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
- Stanley Weiser

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
- Donella Meadows

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50,
and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
- James Huneker

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

If at first you don't succeed,
try, try, and try again.
Then give up.
There's no use being a damned fool about it.
- W. C. Fields

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
- William Blake

To speak and to speak well, are two things.
A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
- Ben Jonson

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared,
for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations
of a classical education,
and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself
as having had a very narrow escape.
- William Hazlitt

Look, don't congratulate us when we buy a company,
congratulate us when we sell it.
Because any fool can overpay and buy a company,
as long as money will last to buy it.
- Henry Kravis

One fool at least in every married couple.
- Henry Fielding

Anyone who works is a fool.
I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.
- Robert Morley

A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
- John Churton Collins

A science is any discipline in which the fool of this
generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
- Max Gluckman

Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity.
That's the truth.
And on that note, I'll say goodnight.
God love you.
- Bobby Darin

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man
of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
- Joseph Roux

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Jamie's gonna go take a break now, and i am going to
continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself
and go ahead and try it myself.
- Adam Savage

Failure is unimportant.
It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
- Charlie Chaplin

We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool,
and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is
covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
- Giacomo Casanova

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable
right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
- Ambrose Bierce

I just love making a fool out of myself.
I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.
- Hugh Jackman

Is there in all the history of human folly a greater
fool than a clergymen in politics?
- Pat Robertson

Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.
- Robertson Davies

To marry a fool is to be no fool.
- Moliere

Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.
- Sophocles

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
- Horace

A fool and her money are soon courted.
- Helen Rowland

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

The wise are wise only because they love.
The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
- Paulo Coelho

The young man who has not wept is a savage,
and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
- George Santayana

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with,
insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool;
what is wit in a wife good for,
but to make a man a cuckold?
- William Wycherley

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world,
but not to himself.
The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself,
but not to the world.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Fool!
Don't you see now that I could have poisoned you a
hundred times had I been able to live without you.
- Cleopatra

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


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