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Fools Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Fools.

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

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

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

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

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

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Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

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

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

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fools reform.
- Edward Young

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

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

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

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

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly,
is to fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

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

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

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
- Voltaire

The older I get, the less I suffer fools gladly.
- Kathleen Turner

Words are the money of fools.
- Thomas Hobbes

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

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

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

Who were the fools who spread the story that brute
force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier.
And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
- Simone Weil

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
- Douglas Bader

Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them,
but they are the money of fools.
- Thomas Hobbes

Without a notion of the transcendental,
human beings would, indeed, be animals;
however,
only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.
- Franz Grillparzer

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

There are more fools than knaves in the world,
else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
- Horace

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

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

Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they
have discovered that they are fools.
- William Lamb Melbourne

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

Every man must wear out at least one pair of fools shoes.
- Earl Derr Biggers

In university they don't tell you that the greater
part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
- Doris Lessing

Fortune, that favors fools.
- Ben Jonson

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

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
- George Chapman

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

Those who wish to appear wise among fools,
among the wise seem foolish.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

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

A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the
right to produce some fools and scoundrels without
the entire group paying for it.
- Carl T. Rowan

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

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

Men who know themselves are no longer fools.
They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
- Henry Ellis

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

People do not wish to appear foolish;
to avoid the appearance of foolishness,
they are willing to remain actually fools.
- Alice Walker

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope

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

The surprising thing about young fools is how many
survive to become old fools.
- Doug Larson

The world is not fair, and often fools,
cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.
- Bryant H. McGill

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.
- Anacharsis

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of.
You see it all the time...
love lavished on absolute fools.
Love's a charity ward, you know.
- Lawrence Durrell


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