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Fools Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Cute Whimsey

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein

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

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
- Zhuangzi

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible -
cowards and fools.
- Russell Baker

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History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

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

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to.
- Ezra Taft Benson

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
- Voltaire

It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
- Voltaire

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
- Alcuin

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
- Voltaire

I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.
- Jack Black

Fools are without number.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Fools ignore complexity.
Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it.
Geniuses remove it.
- Alan Perlis

I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon
presented by modern society is -
the enormous prosperity of Fools.
- Wilkie Collins

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

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

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

Every man must wear out at least one pair of fools shoes.
- Earl Derr Biggers

The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes,
but in peace are only fit for fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men -
and the fools know it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.
- Dick Armey

We must fight as a race for everything that makes for
a better country and a better world.
We are dreaming idiots and trusting fools to do anything less.
- Ralph Bunche

Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that
white is the color that it appears to be.
It includes the gift of making any color appear white.
- Ambrose Bierce

There are more fools in the world than there are people.
- Heinrich Heine

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.
- Carroll O'Connor

A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the
right to produce some fools and scoundrels without
the entire group paying for it.
- Carl T. Rowan

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of.
You see it all the time...
love lavished on absolute fools.
Love's a charity ward, you know.
- Lawrence Durrell

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are
fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thornton Wilder

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

Men who know themselves are no longer fools.
They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
- Henry Ellis

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
- Edward Young

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fools reform.
- Edward Young

The world is not fair, and often fools,
cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.
- Bryant H. McGill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
- Horace

The older I get, the less I suffer fools gladly.
- Kathleen Turner

You will be amused when you see that I have more than
once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience,
both knaves and fools.
- Giacomo Casanova

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
- George Chapman

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Strange, to see what delight we married people have
to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition,
every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.
- Samuel Pepys

For Forms of Government let fools contest;
whatever is best administered is best.
- Alexander Pope

Time makes fools of us all.
Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us.
- E. T. Bell

The public!
the public!
how many fools does it require to make the public?
- Thomas Chalmers

Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
- Angela Carter

Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools.
- Thomas Hobbes

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools,
I have always looked for a great beauty:
they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
- Jean Paul

In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
- George Santayana

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves
who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
- Christian Bale

The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools
of as many men as possible.
- Bernard Baruch

Fortune, that favors fools.
- Ben Jonson

Come, come, leave business to idlers,
and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:
wit be my faculty,
and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
- William Congreve

Suffer fools gladly; they may be right.
- Holbrook Jackson

Wise men speak because they have something to say;
Fools because they have to say something.
- Plato

Those who will not reason, are bigots,
those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not,
are slaves.
- Lord Byron

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

Fools act on imagination without knowledge,
pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Fools, most linguists.
Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another
and say damn all in that.
- John le Carre

Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
- Edgar Allan Poe

It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me,
so I am spiky.
Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.
- Maggie Smith

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
- Frank Dane

Three things have been difficult to tame:
the oceans,
fools and women.
We may soon be able to tame the oceans;
fools and women will take a little longer.
- Spiro T. Agnew

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
- Horace


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