Fool Quotes And Sayings

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That's the penalty we have to pay for our acts of foolishness, someone else always suffers for them.
~By Alfred Sutro ~


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


His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof.
~By J. K. Rowling ~


You look like gold. I've been fooled before, but now I know I've made the mistake in the past. But now I, now I know the difference from gold and brass.
~By Ben Harper ~


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


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


Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
~By Sidney Hook ~


Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


I tried to tell them about the dating process because I'm single now and how horrible it is and how many foolish experiences I had had dating. So I was really selling him hard, but the whole time he really wanted me!
~By Andie MacDowell ~


Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions.
~By John Ruskin ~


A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
~By Bruce Lee ~


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


A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
~By Louis L'Amour ~


I go out there and make a fool of myself. It's inevitable.
~By Armand Assante ~


The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
~By Samuel Butler ~


The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
~By Akhenaton ~


Solving a problem created by debt... by creating more debt is a fool's errand.
~By Olivier Sarkozy ~


The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
~By Michael Moore ~


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


Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
~By Norman Ralph Augustine ~


My ears won't fool me. Even when I do a session on digital, we still warm it up somewhere in the process, in mastering or mixing, running the signal through some tubes somewhere.
~By Steve Cropper ~


Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


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


Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit.
~By Leon Kass ~


It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn't, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn't very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest.
~By Cesar Romero ~


I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


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


When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer, anyway.
~By Paul Stanley ~


I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools.
~By Wilkie Collins ~


My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


I wasn't born a fool. It took work to get this way.
~By Danny Kaye ~


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


I don't care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things.
~By Billy Joel ~


The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


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


Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
~By Charles Lamb ~


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


It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard.
~By Phaedrus ~


People just automatically say 'If this guy is George and Barbara Bush's son, we don't have any question about those personal qualities that we were fooled on by Clinton.'
~By Robert Teeter ~


One fool at least in every married couple.
~By Henry Fielding ~


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


Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.
~By John McCarthy ~


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


It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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


We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media.
~By Afrika Bambaataa ~


Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.
~By Timothy Zahn ~


It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.
~By Cardinal De Retz ~


A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
~By John Updike ~


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


I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof.
~By Andrew Wiles ~


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.
~By Hunter S. Thompson ~


The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
~By Fyodor Dostoevsky ~


You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance.
~By Eden Phillpotts ~


You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
~By Dave Blood ~


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


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


Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons.
~By Joseph Cannon ~


Always remember, money isn't everything - but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense.
~By Earl Wilson ~


It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool.
~By George Savile ~


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.
~By William Alexander ~


Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
~By Edward Young ~


I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there.
~By Stephen Fry ~


The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
~By John Ciardi ~


Only fools are positive.
~By Moe Howard ~


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


After granting amnesty to illegals 20 years ago, we have gone from 3 million illegals to 11 million illegals. Our government has been fooled once by this amnesty argument, let us not be fooled again.
~By Ric Keller ~


The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.
~By Alexander Pope ~


A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
~By John Churton Collins ~


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


You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
~By Epictetus ~


I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.
~By Albert Ellis ~


Look, don't congratulate us when we buy a company, congratulate us when we sell it. Because any fool can overpay and buy a company, as long as money will last to buy it.
~By Henry Kravis ~


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.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


I was being foolish. An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist. The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
~By Kirk Cameron ~


Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.
~By Dean Koontz ~


I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had done I would have understood, that they couldn't take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable.
~By Laurie Lee ~


I have my good days and my bad days, but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost - and it takes a lot - to write.
~By Anne McCaffrey ~


Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


Don't hate me 'cause I'm booed a fool!
~By Brian Celio ~


Fools are without number.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
~By Jessamyn West ~


Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


American education has been littered with failed fads and foolish ideas for the past century.
~By Diane Ravitch ~


People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
~By Andre Maurois ~


The entire universe is working against me. I can't believe the entire universe could be that foolish!
~By Craig Bruce ~


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


It's impossible to work under conditions where they confused negativity with objectivity. You can't fool the fans.
~By Marv Albert ~


You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.
~By George W. Bush ~


The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.
~By Martin Luther ~


When someone demands blind obedience, you'd be a fool not to peek.
~By Jim Fiebig ~


We can't fool ourselves that they will ever be enough to overthrow Capitalism. If we're serious about that we need to organise ourselves in our workplaces and communities, making the links with other workers internationally.
~By John Blair ~


It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

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