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Fools Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Fools

Please enjoy these Fools Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk
to spend time with his fools.
- Ernest Hemingway

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

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

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

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

To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare
the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.
- Anacharsis

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

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

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

Words are the money of fools.
- Thomas Hobbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love fools' experiments.
I am always making them.
- Charles Darwin

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

To-morrow is the day when idlers work,
and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
- Thomas Huxley

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything
but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.
- Olive Schreiner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silence is the wit of fools.
- Anatole France

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.
- John Tillotson

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

Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
- Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

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

It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools.
- E. M. Forster


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