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Wise Quotes about Fools

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

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

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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.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise.
For envy is a kind of praise.
- John Gay

Fools are without number.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Drinking makes such fools of people,
and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.
- Robert Benchley

Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they
have discovered that they are fools.
- William Lamb Melbourne

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope

Who were the fools who spread the story that brute
force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier.
And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
- Simone Weil

A common mistake that people make when trying to design
something completely foolproof is to underestimate
the ingenuity of complete fools.
- Douglas Adams

Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Francis Bacon

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
- Alexander Pope

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

People have the power to redeem the work of fools.
- Patti Smith

Black women as a group have never been fools.
We couldn't afford to be.
- Barbara Smith

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

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
- Voltaire

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

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

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise,
has made them lucky.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

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

The wise have always said the same things,
and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them,
but they are the money of fools.
- Thomas Hobbes

People who don't see their nature and imagine they
can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
- Bodhidharma

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

Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God;
only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
- King Solomon

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience,
and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain,
and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.
- William Alexander

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

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

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

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

I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
- John Donne

New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly,
provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
- James Agate

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

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

The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one,
must not only shut himself up alone,
but must also break his looking-glass.
- Nicolas Boileau

There are more fools than knaves in the world,
else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.
- Samuel Butler

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

Only fools are positive.
- Moe Howard

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand...
Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.
- Anton Chekhov

What is wealth? A dream of fools.
- Abraham Cahan

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

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

Fools are more to be feared than the wicked.
- Queen Christina

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

Words are the money of fools.
- Thomas Hobbes

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

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

Independence is all very well, but we animals never
allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit;
and that limit you've reached.
- Kenneth Grahame

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
- Thomas Fuller

Baseball must be a great game to survive the fools who run it.
- Bill Terry

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

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
- Horace

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


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