Fools Quotes

Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.


Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools, I've got nothing, Ma,

Bob Dylan

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

Honore de Balzac

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.

Alexander Pope

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

Bertrand Russell

Young people tell what they are doing, old people what they have done and fools what they wish to do.

French Proverb

In idle wishes fools supinely stay; Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe

If there is a witness to my little life, To my tiny throes and struggles, He sees a fool; And it is not fine for gods to menace fools.

Stephen Crane

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

Douglas Bader

There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway.

Elia Kazan

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Benjamin Franklin

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Fools rush where Angels fear to tread!" Angels and Fools have equal claim To do what Nature bids them do, sans hope of praise, sans fear of blame!

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Las Vegas history, the real Las Vegas history, makes fops and fools of even the most sincere explorers. The city's story is riddled with blind alleys, dead ends, crazy twists, and outright fabrication.


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

Aldous Huxley
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