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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

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

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

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

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

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The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

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

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

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)

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

I am firm; YOU are obstinate; HE is a pig-headed fool.
- Bertrand Russell

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50,
and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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 are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

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

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

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.
- W. C. Fields

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

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

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb.
Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks

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

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
- Stanley Weiser

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

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,
but be wise.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
- Bruce Lee

I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with.
There's not much reward in that.
- Levon Helm

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

Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart.
Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines.
- Rod Stewart

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
- Frank Wedekind

The trouble with this country is that there are too
many politicians who believe,
with a conviction based on experience,
that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
- Franklin P. Adams

That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly;
he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
- George Eliot

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
- Thomas Fuller

We should not fool ourselves.
We are not one of the world's top teams any more.
- Franz Beckenbauer

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down
as a self-evident proposition that no people ought
to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.
The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who
resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The fool inherits, but the wise must get.
- William Cartwright

The God of Children and Fools:
There once was a man way up high,
who sat on his chair in the sky.
he called down to fool us,
and said he would rule us,
until we woke up bye and bye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty
and he will receive you into his favor.
- Henry Fielding

The first rule to living in America is 'Stop tap dancing,
you fool!'.
- Ryan Stiles

Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a
hurricane is either a fool or a liar,
or a little bit of both.
- Anderson Cooper

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man
of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
- Joseph Roux

Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds
of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool.
- Carl Sandburg

Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
- Alec Guinness

A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.
- Elizabeth I

It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
- Joey Skaggs

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

Any fool can say he is wise but only someone wise can admit he is a fool.
- Michael Reed

A person is a fool to become a writer.
His only compensation is absolute freedom.
- Roald Dahl

Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize
what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
- Lynda Barry

Fighting is like champagne.
It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes.
Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.
- Margaret Mitchell

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

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

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
- Thomas Fuller

I really love pets.
They're like children.
They know if you really love them or not.
You can't fool them.
- Donna Douglas

I just love making a fool out of myself.
I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.
- Hugh Jackman

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy,
and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
- Robert Frost

Failure is unimportant.
It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
- Charlie Chaplin

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who
knows what he is talking about.
- Miguel de Unamuno

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

The man who has never made a fool of himself in love
will never be wise in love.
- Theodor Reik

The fool within himself is the object of pity,
until he is flattered.
- Richard Steele

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


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