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Erasmus Darwin Quotes and Sayings

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A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life.
- Erasmus Darwin

And hail their queen, fair regent of the night.
- Erasmus Darwin

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 parted.
- Thomas Tusser

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

These poems, with all their crudities,
doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of
Man and in praise of God,
and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
- Dylan Thomas

Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
- Voltaire

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
- Edward Young

I think that people need to have the courage of their
convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking
that they've changed overnight.
- Chris Bell

Looking back on my life, I wish I'd stepped forward
and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger -
because when you do,
you find out you can do it.
- William Sessions

Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire
to avoid looking like a damn fool.
- Dean Koontz

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare
saint in wisdom's school.
- Thomas Dekker

Don't hate me 'cause I'm booed a fool!
- Brian Celio

A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
- Moliere

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

I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors
most of the day and fool around at night.
That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
- Don Van Vliet

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

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 rich man without charity is a rogue;
and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
- Henry Fielding

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman,
so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
- Jonathan Swift

The learned is happy, nature to explore;
The fool is happy,
that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope

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

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love;
have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do;
and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
- William Hazlitt

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
- William Blake

The first rule to living in America is 'Stop tap dancing,
you fool!'.
- Ryan Stiles

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted,
save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
- George Jean Nathan

I think I've been able to fool a lot of people because I know I'm a dork.
I'm a geek.
- Gwen Stefani

No one but a fool is always right.
- David Hare

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us.
The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
- Andre Maurois

It is the nature of every person to error,
but only the fool perseveres in error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is
to make a fool of himself.
- Pauline Kael

My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals.
If I fool the locals then I've done my job.
- Brion James

You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance.
- Eden Phillpotts

Membership of the United Nations gives every member
the right to make a fool of himself,
and that is a right of which the Soviet Union in this
case has taken full advantage.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

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

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
- Mae West

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom:
he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so;
but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Francis Bacon

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool,
which is a matter of no small difficulty.
- James A. Garfield

The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest
unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
- Franz Schubert

I was always a show-off - as a kid I was never afraid
to make a fool of myself,
and I guess that's still true.
- Ann Robinson

You can't control how you are perceived,
and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so.
Vanity will get you nowhere.
- Dave Blood


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