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I am the fool, and must be the sufferer,
by Joanna Southcott

I am the fool, and must be the sufferer,
if it be not of God.
- Joanna Southcott

I shall omit former particulars, and begin with informing the Reader,
that, in 1792, I was strangely visited,
by day and night, concerning what was coming upon the whole earth.
- Joanna Southcott

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear,
and distress began in our land.
- Joanna Southcott

I was now ordered to have my writings copied,
and put into the printer's hand.
- Joanna Southcott

 

What you know not now you will know hereafter.
- Joanna Southcott

My faith grew strong, and I sent a letter (as I was ordered) to the Rev.
Dignitary of the Cathedral of Exeter.
I was assured, before I sent it, he would not answer it.
- Joanna Southcott

In 1795, I sent him another letter, telling him,
that danger still stood before us, and that the truth
of what I had written in 1792 was to be proved by 12 men.
- Joanna Southcott

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I shall now proceed to my own experience,
which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep;
and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth.
- Joanna Southcott

Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean,
and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn.
He appeared to me to be in anger.
- Joanna Southcott

The Spirit of the Lord is with them that fear him.
- Joanna Southcott

At the end of 1795 and beginning of 1796,
I was ordered to write to the Church ministers.
- Joanna Southcott

The first is last, and the last is first.
- Joanna Southcott

The end of all things is at hand; that Satan's kingdom will be destroyed,
and Satan chained down for a thousand years,
and Christ's kingdom established upon earth.
- Joanna Southcott

In 1792, my Sister told me, I was growing out of my senses.
- Joanna Southcott

New-Year's Day arriving, and the ministers,
to whom I wrote, remaining silent, I consider their silence as evidence,
that they cannot prove what I said not to be from the Lord,
and have therefore published as I was directed.
- Joanna Southcott

Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears,
and a flock of sheep was gathering round it.
When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy,
and ran together, shaking their heads;
and one shook his head almost off,
and seemed to have nothing but ears.
- Joanna Southcott

If they can prove that I am wrong by that time,
I will give it up to their wisdom, but not after to any one's judgment,
till I see the end of another year; for the Lord will
begin with a new century;
and I will see what he will do,
before I will hearken to any man's judgment.
- Joanna Southcott

In this manner, I continued with Satan for ten days.
His answer and blasphemy were too shocking to pen;
till I was worn out with rage and malice against him,
I could not bear myself.
- Joanna Southcott

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When I was much younger, I sometimes felt rejected
by feminists because of an image that I sold because it paid the bills.
Any fool could tell my hair is dyed.
- Felicity Kendal

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

Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize
what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
- Lynda Barry

I'd be a fool to be in this for the money.
- Benny Hinn

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
- Otto von Bismarck

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who
knows what he is talking about.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
- John Dryden

You can't fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights.
- Bob Barker

I try not to kid myself.
You know, I don't mind romancing someone else,
but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous.
- Bill Veeck

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

It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son -
and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
- Helen Rowland

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called
shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
- J. B. Priestley

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

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune.
A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that,
but they are broke.
- Mike Tyson

It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and
not himself to be on his guard.
- Phaedrus

People have discovered that they can fool the devil;
but they can't fool the neighbors.
- Francis Bacon

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies,
but a handsome fool is irresistible.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool,
a solution.
- Marcus Aurelius

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

Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren,
till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
- John Dryden


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