Fools Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fools

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


Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
~By Lord Byron ~


There are more fools in the world than there are people.
~By Heinrich Heine ~


My grandmother had a Miss Margaret's School of Dance to teach tap and ballet to kids, but I never studied it. I was raised a Mormon and they're dancing fools. It's the only vice they have - dancing.
~By Michelle Shocked ~


Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.
~By Samuel Pepys ~


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


In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen.
~By Ted Koppel ~


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


The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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


Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
~By William Congreve ~


For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


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


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


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


Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
~By Plato ~


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


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.
~By Charles Spurgeon ~


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


Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.
~By Anacharsis ~


Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
~By Jean Paul ~


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


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


I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you.
~By Greta Scacchi ~


You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


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


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


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


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


Fools, most linguists. Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another and say damn all in that.
~By John le Carre ~


New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
~By James Agate ~


It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.
~By Maggie Smith ~


Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.
~By Dick Armey ~


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 ~


It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
~By Christian Bale ~


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


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


Silence is the wit of fools.
~By Anatole France ~


At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
~By Alcuin ~


Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
~By John Gay ~


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


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


What is wealth? A dream of fools.
~By Abraham Cahan ~


Fools are more to be feared than the wicked.
~By Queen Christina ~


Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
~By Alan Perlis ~


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.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


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


Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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


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


For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us.
~By E. T. Bell ~


Rush Limbaugh is good for the party. Drive it all the way down, take it down as low as it can go, make complete fools of themselves, because it's always darkest before the dawn, and then maybe a moderate can come in and rescue them.
~By Evan Thomas ~


Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


Silence is the virtue of fools.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet.
~By Salma Hayek ~


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


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


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


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


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


I love fools' experiments. I am always making them.
~By Charles Darwin ~


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


The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass.
~By Nicolas Boileau ~


Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
~By Spiro T. Agnew ~


I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
~By Voltaire ~


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.
~By Claud-Adrian Helvetius ~


Despair is the conclusion of fools.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


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.
~By Ralph Bunche ~


With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools.
~By Glenn Close ~


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


Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


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


It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
~By Voltaire ~


Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
~By Zhuangzi ~


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.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


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


While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
~By Horace ~


Fortune, that favors fools.
~By Ben Jonson ~


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


It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
~By Horace ~


I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
~By John Donne ~


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.
~By Simone Weil ~


When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
~By William Shakespeare ~


Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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


Only fools are positive.
~By Moe Howard ~


I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable.
~By Philip Stanhope ~

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