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Wise Quotes about Fool

May you find great value in these Fool quotes and sayings.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 lucky enough to get together in the first place.
- Stanley Weiser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down
as a self-evident proposition that no people ought
to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.
The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who
resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool;
and he that dares not reason is a slave.
- William Drummond

The fool within himself is the object of pity,
until he is flattered.
- Richard Steele

The fool knows after he's suffered.
- Hesiod

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

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

You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.
- Sitting Bull

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last.
Both do the same thing; only at different times.
- Lord Acton

The cleverest of all, in my opinion,
is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought.
- Scipio Africanus

I would be a fool to deny my own abilities.
- Julie Andrews

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

A person is a fool to become a writer.
His only compensation is absolute freedom.
- Roald Dahl

Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
- Frank Wedekind

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I'm delighted by how Nobody's Fool turned out.
It was a rare movie.
- Richard Russo

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye,
nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
- William Congreve

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

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

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

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
- Thomas Fuller

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising
is right and the budget is big enough.
- Joseph E. Levine

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
- Neil Gaiman

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
- Ben Jonson

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
- Randall Terry

He that cannot reason is a fool.
He that will not is a bigot.
He that dare not is a slave.
- Andrew Carnegie

My music will go on forever.
Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts.
My music will go on forever.
- Bob Marley

It's not charming to go on a show and say,
I dunno.
It doesn't fool anybody.
There's nothing glamorous about it at all.
- Jeff Goldblum

Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart.
Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines.
- Rod Stewart

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

I wonder whether if I had an education I should have
been more or less a fool that I am.
- Alice James

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
- Bruce Lee

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
- Jim Elliot

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

Johnny Cash was plenty good enough to fool his fans.
They believed he felt it in his soul when he sang the
Gospel while stoned on drugs.
- Suzanne Fields

It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.
- Antonio Davis

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise
when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
- Jessamyn West

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

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp,
the small child, the dog owned by other people,
and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
- Chanakya

To be a man's own fool is bad enough,
but the vain man is everybody's.
- William Penn

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


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