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

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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

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

 

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
- William Blake

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Gracian

I wasn't born a fool.
It took work to get this way.
- Danny Kaye

Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations
of a classical education,
and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself
as having had a very narrow escape.
- William Hazlitt

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool
around with his secretary.
If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
- Barry Goldwater

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

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

Is there in all the history of human folly a greater
fool than a clergymen in politics?
- Pat Robertson

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,
science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

The silliest woman can manage a clever man;
but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool,
though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers
and professors of this generation think and say so.
- Donald Cargill

It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
- Al Pacino

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

The fool knows after he's suffered.
- Hesiod

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase.
I can with ease become an ordinary fool.
I may be one now.
But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
- Dylan Thomas

When he said we were trying to make a fool of him,
I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it.
- Ilka Chase

A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
- Minna Antrim

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

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

The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world.
- Marie de France

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
- Publilius Syrus

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

It's impossible to work under conditions where they
confused negativity with objectivity.
You can't fool the fans.
- Marv Albert

Music is the one part of the entertainment business
where you can't fool anybody into buying a record.
- Nile Rodgers

But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he
must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not -
a fool among fools or a fool alone.
- Thornton Wilder

In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man.
- Giacomo Casanova

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items
keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.
- Alan Coren

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

Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.
- Archibald Alexander

When someone demands blind obedience,
you'd be a fool not to peek.
- Jim Fiebig

That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods -
we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling
ourselves things that simply are not true.
- David D. Burns

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

A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
- William Cowper

To speak and to speak well, are two things.
A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
- Ben Jonson

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

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world,
but not to himself.
The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself,
but not to the world.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool.
After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.
- H. L. Mencken

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
- Anatole France

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


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