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

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Cute Whimsey

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

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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

Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
- Zhuangzi


 

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

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

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

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

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

Fools are without number.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men -
and the fools know it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he
must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not -
a fool among fools or a fool alone.
- Thornton Wilder

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

Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with,
simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of.
- Roger Mudd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silence is the wit of fools.
- Anatole France

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

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

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

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

I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.
- Jack Black

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

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

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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.
- William Congreve

Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Francis Bacon

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it,
or profit.
- Josh Billings

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

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

Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.
- Og Mandino

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

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

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

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.
- Maggie Smith

Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master;
for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate,
and in disobeying the other we are fools.
- Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

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

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.
- Nicolas Boileau

The wise have always said the same things,
and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Words are the money of fools.
- Thomas Hobbes

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

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

Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to.
- Ezra Taft Benson


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