Quotation Explorer - 'Fool'

Nothing is more like a wise man than a fool who holds his tongue. - Saint Francis de Sales
I never denied being a fool. That's the difference between us. - Jennifer A. Nielsen
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. - George Santayana
Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool. - Seneca
The man who practices the prophet's art is a fool; for if he happens to give an adverse answer, he makes himself disliked by those for whom he takes the omens; while if he pities and deceives those who are consulting him, he wrongs the gods.
Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers-- obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls. - Edward Abbey
Don't let your tragedies fool you, they were never meant to alter your path; just re-pave your direction. Spend time nurturing the things that once tore you apart and you will find within you, your most empowering strength. - Nikki Rowe
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. - Samuel Butler
Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference. - Anonymous
Dare to be a fool in the face of impossibilities. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage. - Brigham Young
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
A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
It's ok to be a fool once or twice but never let it be a third time. Be smart and pretend to be a fool and at the end of the hunt make sure you're the one that has the gun. - Surgeo Bell
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. - Albert Camus
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
RADIUM, n. A mineral that gives off heat and stimulates the organ that a scientist is a fool with. - Ambrose Bierce
A wise man always has something to say, whereas a fool always needs to say something. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Never expect someone to care for you or to care about your feelings and emotios Everyone's fucking heartless, people just don't give a damn about your stupid feelings or your boring stories. People only know how to fool you around and use you for their own benefits. - Taimoor Madni
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer. - Charles Caleb Colton
He is a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom. - Benjamin Franklin
A person who does not feel like making fool of oneself only by saying usually to the people is most probably not often talking sense. - Anuj Somany
Be wise with speed . A fool at forty is a fool indeed. - Edward Young
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. - Carl Jung
Only a fool lies brooding over his problems. When the morning comes he's tired out and his problems are the same as before. - Robert Lyndon
DNA, DNA, DNA. You never ever deny it, fool. I thought he is my cold enemy. When he died, he became my father. Says Bhutta (Biography) - M.K. Bhutta
Anger is like sex urge, once gratified, the inner voice calls you a stinking fool. - Michael Bassey Johnson
He who does not seek advice is a fool. His folly blinds him to Truth and makes him evil, stubborn, and a danger to his fellow men. - Kahlil Gibran
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. - Richard Feynman
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard
Show me a man who mistakes patience for weakness and I’ll show you a fool. - DeWayne Owens
Anyone that says his mind will be probably regarded a fool, but the true artist is not moved by the comments about the looks of his painting or remarks that are dreadfully sarcastic, but hearken now! That he who says what others want to hear hasn't said anything of his own. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Sometimes a fool makes a good suggestion. - Nicolas Boileau
Advice is very easy to give, and even easier not to follow, so I don't fool with it. - Randy Pausch
A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didn't know enough to stay in the city.
The pathway to peace is an in describable journey of facing ones darkness, to find ones light. If they told you it's easier to give up, you met a fool; if they told you; it's easier to grow, you met the wise. - Nikki Rowe
You know, the heart is meant to be your life support, I was a fool to give her my heart. She affected my life support greatly and I know that I will never be the same without her again. - Joshua Pérez
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
COURT FOOL, n. The plaintiff. - Ambrose Bierce
A fool mistakes meekness for weakness and a quiet tongue for an idle mind. - R.A. Mathis
seesth thou a man tha isn't GRATEFUL? He is a GREAT FOOL - Pastor Erukeoghene Taunu PET
If a man defrauds you one time, he is a rascal; if he does it twice, you are a fool.
I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool. - Katharine Whitehorn
Give up your holy books, and remember the Lord, you fool, and stop oppressing others so badly. - Bhagat Kabir
Hurl yourself at goals above your head and bear the lacerations that come when you slip and make a fool of yourself. Try always, as long as you have breath in your body, to take the hard way–and work, work, work to build yourself into a rich, continually evolving entity. - Sylvia Plath
When a nation leaves the fate of his country to an ignorant and fool person, then that nation itself will be remembered in the history as ignorant and fool nation! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public. - Robert Morley
Never argue with a fool. Listeners can't tell which is which. - Unknown
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. - Abraham Lincoln
Don't mark up the Library's copy, you fool! Librarians are Unprankable. They'll track you down! They have skills! - Charles Ogden
No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.
Every year, back come Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants. - Dorothy Parker
Any fool can marry, but only the wise live happily ever after. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I'm a believer and I believe there is a more knowledgeable supreme being who created earth. I'm not surprise when I read the bible Psalm 14:1 which said ~ the fool says in his heart there is no God. - Uzoma Nnadi
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain
In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. - Boris Pasternak
Life is like a box of chocolates: You get through what little actual good stuff there is right away, then you constantly fool yourself into believing there's still something good in whatever's left. - James Rozoff
Only a fool is always right. - Peprah Boasiako
A fool thinks that he can cheat others, but a prudent man knows that he can only cheat himself. - Debasish Mridha
The pessimist may call the optimist a fool; but who is more foolish, the happy individual who expects more happiness or the one who fills his life with bitterness and has only more despair to look forward to? - Wayne Gerard Trotman
The Yorubas have a saying, here, my translation in English--a poor fool is a bigger fool rich. In other words, money only allows and enables you to be more of who you are. My bigger translation? You don't jump essence, you jump environs! - Dew Platt
The past and fool are the most dangerous weapons that poison our mind and heart - SANGEETHA MANIMARAN
Only yesterday a young woman came to me wanting a trap set for a man with a sweet smile and lithe arms. She was a fool, not for wanting him, but for wanting more of him than that. - Patricia A. McKillip
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, and try again. Then give up. There's no use being a damned fool about it.
A man ought to be able to be fond of his wife without making a fool of himself about her. - George Bernard Shaw
He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave. - Sir William Drummond
A fool and water will go the way they are diverted. - African Proverb
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out. - J.K. Rowling
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool. - Richard Feynman
A man who called everyone a damn fool is like a man who damns the weather. He only shows that he is not adapted to his environment, not that the environment is wrong. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
He who asserts belief with absolute certainty knows nothing of faith and makes himself into a fool. He who is wise, upon realizing they have done this, recants and searches themselves for further enlightenment. - Cristina Marrero
Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A man is seated on top of a tree in the midst of a burning forest. He sees all living beings perish. But he doesn’t realize that the same fate is soon to overtake him also. That man is fool. - Mahavira
Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. - Richard Feynman
Today I asked Chloe to be my girlfriend,and she agreed. I sank my teeth into her neck and drank from her jugular in the library at lunchtime. She's agreed to join me as a vampire and she's moving in next week.April Fool! - Tim Collins
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing. - Jonathan Swift
The mind can fool the heart, as the heart can fool the mind. - Anthony Liccione
To expect to be kissed having bad breath is the secret of a fool. - Dejan Stojanovic
Any fool can tell the truth; it takes talent to lie well.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard
Rejection is one thing - but rejection from a fool is cruel. - Morrissey
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it - Roald Dahl
Who was I fooling, telling my heart to quiet its beautiful song so I could march in the parade of conformity? My biggest fool was me. - Vironika Tugaleva
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. - John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
Hoaxes are nothing new. News media isn't hard to fool. It's fun to fool and people like to mess with people. It all goes to show you that we're not all that hard to fool. I think we should just accept that and trust people anyway. - Hank Green
A way to a man's heart is through his stomach, that shit true as gold. You put some love in your food and a fool can taste it. - Raelle Tucker
A wise person is silent and rarely wants to show his wisdom. A fool is always vocal and uses every opportunity to show his foolishness. - Debasish Mridha
I have fooled life and life has fooled me. We are quits. I say good-bye. Think sometimes in the hour of happiness of your poor, comical fool who loved you truly and so well. - Richard von Krafft-Ebing
Someone who claims to write with emotion recollected in tranquility, is a fool and a liar. To understand is to tremble. To recollect is to re-enter and riven......I admire the authority of being on one's knees in front of an event. - Harold Brodkey
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. - Samuel Johnson
If at first you don't succeed, why go on and make a fool of yourself?
No one party can fool all of the people all of the time; that's why we have two parties. - Bob Hope
A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions. - Wilson Mizner
There is some magic in wealth, which can thus make persons pay their court to it, when it does not even benefit themselves. How strange it is, that a fool or knave, with riches, should be treated with more respect by the world, than a good man, or a wise man in poverty! - Ann Radcliffe
Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it. - Archibald Alexander
When you consider socialism, do not fool yourself about its nature. Remember that there is no such dichotomy as human rights versus property rights. No human rights can exist without property rights. - Ayn Rand
Not only didI love her,but I could tellthe universe lovedher, too.More than others.She was different.After all; I wouldbe a fool not tonotice the way thesunshine played withher hair. - Christopher Poindexter
Fortune's fool! How we humans lie upon beauty like lizards upon a sun-baked rock. - Roman Payne
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense. - Jonathan Swift
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. - E. F. Schumacher
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. - Charlie Chaplin
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
The moment you start arguing with an ignorant fool, you have already lost. - Ali ibn Abi Talib
He who discovers the light, discovers life. He who discovers the dark, discovers death, Neither are wrong and neither are right; your perception is what will guide your path. Our minds are our tools, our hearts our truth and our instinct our guidance, don't let them fool you. - Nikki Rowe
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. - W.C. Fields
You want her in every quadrant like a desperate fool. - Andrew Hussie
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. - Baltasar Gracian
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations. - Charles de Montesquieu
The god of fools is a fool just like them. - Fakeer Ishavardas
An actor must never be afraid to make a fool of himself. - Harvey Cocks
A Genius always admires the choices of the most Confident Fool! - Vishwanath S J
While you can't hold on to everything forever, you're a fool if you sell back your college books at semester's end: have you learned nothing of this life? - Ander Monson
Pretend you are foolish to the foolish, and be yourself when you are alone or with others like you, because if you take the foolish seriously as your friend, you might be a fool yourself. - A Gentlemen
You’re a fool, Quinhelm accused. Any man who would allow himself to be bewitched by a woman needs a good dunking in a cold barrel of water. (Quinhelm, the wizard, from BRIGGEN) - Ann B. Keller
A fool believes that math adds up, but also believes that they can master luck. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Sing your life; any fool can think of words that rhyme. - Morrissey
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do. - Dale Carnegie
You can put off your dreams, your desires, your careers, your farms. You can avoid your responsibilities, obligations, promises, and sovereign rights. But any person who wants to make music, and doesn't, is a goddamned fool. - Jenna Woginrich
Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Count your blessings and be grateful not a great fool. - Habeeb Akande
ANY FOOL CAN GET INTO AN OCEAN BUT IT TAKES A GODDESS TO GET OUT OF ONE. - Jack Spicer
Believing or not makes no difference to the Absolute of Things That Be. But it does to you. For you shall live and die accordingly. A wise person, or a fool. Choose. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Any fool can make a rule,and any fool will mind it. - Henry David Thoreau
A fool can easily be known(identified) by what proceeds from his or her mouth. - Adedayo kingjerry
I am looking for the one I can’t fool. - Kamand Kojouri
You make me smile like the sun, fall out bed, sing like a bird, dizzy in my head. Spin like a record crazy on a sunday night. You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breath, shine like the sun buzz like a bee, just the thought of you can drive me wild. Oh you make me smile. -- - Uncle Kracker
Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. - Bible
I would rather be a philosopher and a coward than a hero and a fool.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts and confusions, are written for the love of man and in Praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't. - Dylan Thomas
Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool. - Robert Brault
I am the girlyou fool around with,before you meetthe love of your life. - Sade Andria Zabala
It is hard to befool a fool who has already been fooled so many times - Munia Khan
Sir, I admit your general rule, That every poet is a fool, But you yourself may serve to show it, That every fool is not a poet. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am. - Alice James
A wise man will be master of his mind, a fool will be its slave. - Publilius Syrus
A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks. - Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib
What I’ve realized is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children all of our children a better world. Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father. - Barack Obama
Egalitarianism trumps elitism. Only a selfish fool will tell you otherwise - Jonny Oates
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool. - Henry Fielding
CIRCUS, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool. - Ambrose Bierce
Only a fool walks backwards into the future.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. - Ernst F. Schumacher
You can't fool Mother Nature, and you can't fool market forces (at least not for long) - Richard McKenzie
Damnnnnn. No need to be serious all the time, for we are only dust and to dust we shall return. Just enjoy life to the fullest. Take responsibility for your actions whether good or bad. Just keep moving forward, take a break if necessary but don't ever damn stop, you fool. - I am Night Owl
and our few good times will be rare because we have the critical senseand are not easy to fool with laughter - Charles Bukowski
Never give advice... A wise man won't need it A fool won't heed it. - Unknown
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him. - Helen Rowland
It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible. - Nicholas Sparks
Intelligent men never do a business; only a fool kills his own beautiful instincts for the sake of a word profit. - Thiruman Archunan
To say "He was a young fool, and now he's an old fool" is to make a distinction without a difference. - Gary Inbinder
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - William Shakespeare
The fool multitude, that choose by show, not learning more than the fond eye doth teach. - William Shakespeare
A man is not for you when all he knows is to slam your back on the bed and ram into you like a wild fool. The interested ones are the ones so interested that they become very interested in only interesting things about you. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I’d rather be a fool than afraid. - A.D. Posey
Only a fool drops their chest of treasures for a single diamond in the gravel. - Eunice Pinkard
None are so busy as the fool and knave. - John Dryden
For an optimist life is beautiful, for a pessimist life is beautiful for the fool. - Debasish Mridha
One opinion can make a fool out of a once wise person - Will Leamon
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
The first priest was the first rogue who met the first fool. - Carl Sagan
You stupid fool, you know very well it's not a short novel, but something longer...A piece of work you've got to buckle down to, that needs peace and concentration. Being able to wake up in the morning and lie in bed for a while. - Iván Mándy
'Tis hard if all is false that I advance A fool must now and then be right, by chance. - William Cowper
He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool. - Brigham Young
Anything beyond the limits and grasp of the human mind is either illusion or futility; and because your god having to be one or the other of the two, in the first instance I should be mad to believe in him, and in the second a fool. - Marquis de Sade
Well, I can understand how you feel. You worked hard, studying for the spelling bee, and I suppose you feel you let everyone down, and you made a fool of yourself and everything. But did you notice something, Charlie Brown?" "What's that?""The world didn't come to an end. - Charles M. Schulz
Care for her. He was unworthy of such a gift. Unworthy of her blind trust and her sparkling, slightly crooked smiles, let alone her heart. But he wanted her, selfish fool he was and had always been. Care for her? Ah, God, she consumed him. - V.S. Carnes
If your expenditure brings you poverty, then you may call yourself a poor but the world will call you a fool. - Amit Kalantri
A fool believes that the society of the future will transcend the laws of economics. A person of reason hopes that it will finally learn to respect them. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. - Charles Proteus Steinmetz
A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking (meant) for others!
Any bride who doesn't suck up to their husband's mother is a fool. - Julian Fellowes
I smile more when people think 'I am fool - Rahul Bodkhe
I love foolish people because I am not enough of a fool to not love them. - Debasish Mridha
Never expect someone to care for you or to care for your feelings and emotions, Everyone's fucking heartless, people just don't give a damn about your stupid feelings or your boring stories. People only know how to fool you around for their own benefits... - Taimoor Madni
The poor fool hadn't realized that if all mankind shares a folly or an illusion, and likes to share it even knowing what it is, then the illusion is much more valuable and fine a kind of thing than the ass who wants to upset it. - John Dickson Carr
Don't let anyone fool you. The stars are always shining. And you don't just see them in the dark. The sun is a star, and it provides light for all of us. - Halle Teart
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. - Sholem Aleichem
You get experience from what you do. Don't expect a fool to improve by experience. He will only become an experienced fool - Bangambiki Habyarimana
A fool thinks he is always right, a wise person always doubts himself. - Debasish Mridha
Don’t let them fool you and tell you goals has to be unified before any partnership agreement. Be carefully concerned about unifying your values and principles, after that all will run smoothly. - Sameh Elsayed
Those who claim to be intelligent and you as fool, forget the basic anatomy, a fool does not figure out the result, whereas the so called intellect wrestles himself to get the result, now tell me who is at peace? - Ramana Pemmaraju
When it comes to taking chances, some people like to play poker or shoot dice; other people prefer to parachute jump, go rhino hunting, or climb ice floes, while still others engage in crime or marriage. But I like to get drunk and drive like a fool. - P. J. O'Rourke
Quand le doigt montre le ciel, l’imbécile regarde le doigt. [When a finger is pointing up to the sky, only a fool looks at the finger.] - Jean-Pierre Jeunet
I know you don't believe what you teach. But I believe all what you teach. Either I am the fool or you are. - Prinx Maurice
You can't fool nature. - Richard Feynman
'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln
The inability to rise above one's inherited ism and ideology makes one live and die a fool, just a folly. - Fakeer Ishavardas
I've never, nor shall I ever, mourn the loss of a fool. Losing a fool, is the same as gaining, retaining, and reaffirming my intelligence. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
DIVINATION, n. The art of nosing out the occult. Divination is of as many kinds as there are fruit-bearing varieties of the flowering dunce and the early fool. - Ambrose Bierce
You can fool some of the people some of the time and the rest you can jerk off - Robin McLaurin Williams
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool. - Molière
He who hesitates is a damned fool. - Mae West
There's a time when a man needs to fight and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny's lost, the ship has sailed and that only a fool will continue. The truth is I've always been a fool. - John August
RHADOMANCER, n. One who uses a divining-rod in prospecting for precious metals in the pocket of a fool. - Ambrose Bierce
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. - Publilius Syrus
Fool your heart and take over control if you don't want to be hurt. - Aashi uppal
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot
RASCAL, n. A fool considered under another aspect. - Ambrose Bierce
A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other. - Samuel Johnson
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. - Benjamin Franklin
Whoever gives knowledge to a fool loses itAnd who keeps it from the deserving does wrong. - Idries Shah
I do not have respect for you who takes advantage of the soul that is kind and giving, for it is you who takes such liberties that becomes the ultimate fool. - C.C. Franklin
Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his. - George S. Patton
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
Be cruel to me , cause I'm a fool for you. - Alex Turner
Do question, even the basics!You will be a fool for once!If you don't, you will be, for a lifetime.. - Himmilicious
VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. - Ambrose Bierce
We will make them think it's their idea. That's how all great leaders fool people. - Laura Preble
Wisdom is not merchandise, hence it is possible to come across a rich fool. - Gugu Mona
Life can never be perfect. Don’t let anyone fool you into believing that it will be. - Dennis Adonis
One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear. - J.B. Morton
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. - Sir Francis Bacon
An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave. - Plutarch
The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives me the greater freedom of playing the fool. - Alexander Pope
Only once in my lifetime , I truly believe I find someone who can turn my world around , I share dreams that I never achieved and goals that were achieved , but there was always a part of me that hoped for more , and so there was a part of me that was always a fool , - Sikhwetha maanda stanley
These are the words of a fool: I am happy to be a fool, for i won't spend my time gazing at lines difficult to decipher, while my mates are drinking with glee. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I like a puzzle, as you know. So does every scholar worth his salt. It's the reward of the business, to look history in the eye and say, 'I know who you are. You can't fool me'. - Elizabeth Kostova
There's no fool like an old fool --- you can't beat experience. - Jacob Braude
It's better to dance like a fool, than to stand around like an idiot. - Oliver Gaspirtz
I told you 'bout the fool on the hill I tell you man he livin' there still Now here's another place you can be Listen to me Fixin' a hole in the ocean Tryin' to make a dovetail joint Look into a glass onion.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. - William Shakespeare
To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction is something only a fool would take upon himself. - Hunter S. Thompson
They may take you for a fool, promise to shower you with the world, use their canny devastating tongue to manipulate and dominate your mind, but its better to put them bulshit people at arms length rather than falling into the arms of infidelity. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Any fool can write a book and most of them are doing it; but it takes brains to build a house. - Charles F. Lummis
Talking and eloquence are not the same thing: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
He who is always his own counselor will often have a fool for his client.
I learned over the years never to correct a fool or he will hate you; correct a wise man, and he will appreciate you. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
The audience knows the truth, the world is simple. It's miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you can make them wonder, and then you got to see something really special. - Christopher Nolan
A living fool is worth less than a dead hero. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear. - Lady Nancy Astor
she has cratersbut only a fool can deny her beauty.She silently stare sun whole night& reflects his lighthis love with stars at times. - Lokesh Fouzdar
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln
A fool shouts charge when he should retreat, A coward shouts retreat when he should charge and a wise man knows the difference. I charge. - Tonny K. Brown
If you don’t want to be foolish, don’t try to fool anyone. - Debasish Mridha
If you are planning to work very hard, start working by screwing around! Lounge about at home; fool around in the streets or in the fields! Laziness will fill you with energy! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Be wise and resist pleasures. A fool always seeks pleasures. - Debasish Mridha
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. - James Thurber
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top . - Unknown
Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after hisor her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste - Derric Yuh Ndim
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
Are you looking for a wealth in life? Fool! Life is the wealth itself! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Knowledge is air to the wise.Wisdom is poison to a fool. - Matshona Dhliwayo
And yesterday he would have killed me to get to his foe. But now we serve each other. Only a fool walks into the future backward.
If a person is not careful of oneself, many others around make him fool by giving plenty of advice full of lies . Some will do it intentionally but most of them ignorantly. - Anuj Somany
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. - Euripides
He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool. - Albert Camus
Only a fool would be patient enough to stay in a totalitarian love affair, and only the insincere will use anarchy to commit the sin of unfaithfulness. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing. - Jean de La Fontaine
Being a fool for God was not merely alright but liberating. - Joy Davidman
I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool. - Kurt Vonnegut
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way. - Josh Billings
Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave. - William Drummond
I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad. - William Shakespeare
A fool is someone who wants you to apologise for your intelligence - - rassool jibraeel snyman
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself. - John Ciardi
A lawyer who insists on representing himself has a fool for a client.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand. - Albert Einstein
Anyone can be a fool, but the one recognizes it and admits it is on the path to wisdom. - Queen Of Spades
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin
I was a fool for love, I was a fool. - Tegan Quin
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. - Dale Carnegie
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
A fool always finds something to complain about, and a wise person always finds something to appreciate. - Debasish Mridha
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. - Marilyn Monroe
Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves. - Carl Sagan
The fool wonders, the wise man asks. - Benjamin Disraeli
Every damn fool thing you do in this life you pay for. - Édith Piaf
Some fool aims to go to heaven; some clever knows that there isn’t any; and some intelligent tries to create one with his own effort! Be intelligent! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Writing is something you Do and not discuss. Talk is cheap, wishes are free and a fool is included with every purchase. So spend your time wisely. - Jaime Reed
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb
I met a fool i' the forest, A motley fool. - William Shakespeare
It dawns on me that maybe I'm just terrifically lazy; that I might be appropriating other people’s invisible sicknesses and disorders and scribbling them on the clipboard at the end of my bed to fool the nurses; so I can indulge in rest cures all day, every day. That I’m even fooling myself. - Jalina Mhyana
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. - Alert Einstein
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. - Henry David Thoreau
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool. - Philip Dormer Stanhope
A fool is someone whose arrogance is only surpassed by his ignorance. - Orrin Woodward
Only a fool lights a fire and tries to hide at the same time. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you. - Kin Hubbard
APRIL FOOL, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly. - Ambrose Bierce
Most fools think he is the wisest person but the most wise person thinks he is a fool. - Debasish Mridha
The fact that I know I'm a fool leaves me hope that I may not be, - C Mack Lewis
A man must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but to be a fool. It is absurd to say that a man is ready to toil and die for his convictions if he is not even ready to wear a wreathe around his head for them. - G.K. Chesterton
A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh. - Stephen King
A Man of wisdom is one who discusses everything other than his achievements, a Fool speaks only of his achievements - Ramana Pemmaraju
After you make a fool of yourself a few hundred times, you learn what works. - Gwen Stefani
It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it. - Maurice Switzer
Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him. - H. L. Mencken
it is possible to fool all of the people all of the time--when government and press cooperate.
But thought's the slave of life, and life time's fool. - William Shakespeare
Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget. - Robert Jordan
Everything have a foundation, even your fame; It started as little support from your family and immediate friends; Don't forget that because they saw the raw talent before everyone saw the polished act. Stay True instead of being a fame fool. - Unarine Ramaru
A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P. J. O'Rourke
The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part. - Miguel de Cervantes
How old must you be before words can no longer fool you? - Marty Rubin
You can lead a fool to knowledge but you can't make him think - Andrea L'Artiste
Take the wrong route sometimes and make fool out of yourself. Laugh at your mess ups because it will all become a funny story one day. - Mahyar Mottahed
A wise man is closer to God than a fool will ever be to himself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A fool judges people by the presents they give him. - Chinese Proverb
Anyone who goes through life trusting people without making sure they are worthy of trust is a fool. Yet there are people who may be trusted, men as well as women. There are are as many difference in their natures as there are flowers in these meadows. - Elizabeth Aston
There's no system foolproof enough to defeat a sufficiently great fool. - Edward Teller
I don't fire up the prose. I just tell it straight and don't fool around with it. - Raymond Carver
Communication is the one class no one graduates from. Even the wisest man's words will be misinterpreted by a fool. - Shannon L. Alder
Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it. - Homer
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. - Joseph Roux
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