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

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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 PHOTO

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

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

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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

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

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


 

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He that cannot reason is a fool.
He that will not is a bigot.
He that dare not is a slave.
- Andrew Carnegie

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one;
and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
- George Byron

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool
or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
- John McCain

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.
- Akhenaton

I try not to kid myself.
You know, I don't mind romancing someone else,
but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous.
- Bill Veeck

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

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

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
- Mae West

A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up.
- Leonard Maltin

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
- Ben Jonson

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened
by anyone's perception of me.
- Angelina Jolie

A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
- Saul Bellow

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last.
Both do the same thing; only at different times.
- Lord Acton

It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought.
- Scipio Africanus

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

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love;
have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do;
and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
- William Hazlitt

It takes a fool to test how deep the water is with both feet.
- J. Wallace Day

A fool and his words are soon parted.
- William Shenstone

That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods -
we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling
ourselves things that simply are not true.
- David D. Burns

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

Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
- Joey Adams

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Gracian

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

Is there in all the history of human folly a greater
fool than a clergymen in politics?
- Pat Robertson

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp,
the small child, the dog owned by other people,
and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
- Chanakya

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

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

He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool;
what is wit in a wife good for,
but to make a man a cuckold?
- William Wycherley

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

You can't fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights.
- Bob Barker

We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool,
and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is
covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
- Giacomo Casanova

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care,
for speech is but the dialer of thoughts,
and every fool can plainly read in your words what
is the hour of your thoughts.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

I guess if you're stupid enough to join the army without
thinking about getting shot at,
then you really are a fool.
- James Blunt

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

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

No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
- Israel Zangwill

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.
- Dave Blood

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
- James Thurber

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

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

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


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