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Fool quotes (56)

The most trying fools are the bright ones.
Fran├žois Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Fool

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
William Shakespeare   Category: Fool

It is a profitable thing if one is wise to seem foolish.
Aeschylus   Category: Fool

You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish only if the folly of it escapes you.
Jim Fiebig   Category: Fool

What a fool cannot learn he laughs at thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy.
Marie Corelli   Category: Fool

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
Herbert Spencer   Category: Fool

Fools live to regret their words wise men to regret their silence.
William Henry   Category: Fool

The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didnt commit when he had the opportunity.
Helen Rowland   Category: Fool

Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools.
Gene Brown   Category: Fool

Whos more foolish? The fool or the one who follows him?
Ben Kenobi   Category: Fool

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope   Category: Fool

What the fool does in the end the wise man does in the beginning.
Unknown   Category: Fool

To laugh at men of sense is the privilege of fools.
Jean de La Bruyere   Category: Fool

Every man is a fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Fool

New Years Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
James Agate   Category: Fool

A fool sees not the same tree a wise man sees.
William Blake   Category: Fool

A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.
William Makepeace Thackery   Category: Fool

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Fool

A man learns to skate by staggering about making a fool of himself; indeed he progresses in all things by making a fool of himself.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Fool

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool.
Jean Baptiste Moliare   Category: Fool

Fools may our scorn not envy raise for envy is a kind of praise.
John Gay   Category: Fool

Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
The Bible   Category: Fool

If a man is a fool you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool ten times more dangerous.
Desmond Bagley   Category: Fool

A fool and his money are soon partying.
Steven Wright   Category: Fool

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
Thornton Niven Wilder   Category: Fool

There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.
Francis Bacon   Category: Fool

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Plato   Category: Fool

The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
Larry Niven   Category: Fool

Those who wish to appear wise among fools Among the wise seem foolish.
Quintilian   Category: Fool

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Fool

A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Noel Adams   Category: Fool

A fool and his words are soon parted; a man of genius and his money.
William Shenstone   Category: Fool

... only he is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov   Category: Fool

He who thinks himself wise O heavens! is a great fool.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Fool

Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein   Category: Fool

INTIMACY n. A relation into which fools are providentially drawn for their mutual destruction.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Fool

A fool and his money be soon at debate.
Thomas Tusser   Category: Fool

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
Mae West   Category: Fool

A fellow who is always declaring hes no fool usually has his suspicions.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Fool

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
Jean Baptiste Moliere   Category: Fool

I am two fools I know For loving and for saying so In whining poetry.
John Donne   Category: Fool

There are many more fools in the world than there are knaves otherwise the knaves could not exist.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Fool

He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.
Tom J. Connelly   Category: Fool

I am always afraid of a fool; one cannot be sure he is not a knave.
William Hazlitt   Category: Fool

The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth that testified surprise.
John Dryden   Category: Fool

If fifty million people say a foolish thing it is still a foolish thing.
Anatole France   Category: Fool

The trouble isnt that there are too many fools but that the lightning isnt distributed right.
Mark Twain   Category: Fool

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim   Category: Fool

Take my word for it the silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Fool

The best way to convince a fool he is wrong is to let him have his way.
Josh Billings   Category: Fool

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Fool

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Euripides   Category: Fool

A man remains wise as long as he seeks wisdom. The minute he thinks he has found it he becomes a fool.
Proverb   Category: Fool

There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.
Aristotle   Category: Fool

Young men think old men are fools; But old men know young men are fools.
George Chapman   Category: Fool

Those who wish to appear wise among fools among the wise seem foolish.
Marcus Fabius Quintilian   Category: Fool