Fools Quotes

Fools worry; the wise prepare.

Duane Alan Hahn

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Douglas Adams

Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

Marguerite de Valois

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

James Agate

Fill up, fill up, for wisdom cools When ever we let the wine rest. Here is death to Prohibitions fools, And every kind of vine-pest!

Jamrach Holobom

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

Thomas Fuller†

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 make feasts, and wise men eat them.

Benjamin Franklin

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

Voltaire

Colleges don't make fools, they only develop them.

George Lorimer

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.

Chinese Proverb

I've heard old cunning stagers Say, fools for arguments use wagers.

Samuel Butler

Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools

Thomas Hobbes

"Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools"

Lord Chesterfield

The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.

Isaac Disraeli

Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.

Nicholas Boileau

In the university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools

Doris Lessing

Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find "tomorrow" on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats, and ignore the problems of tomorrow.

Og Mandino

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.

Cato the Elder

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

John Gay

If you protect a man from folly, you will soon have a nation of fools.

William Penn

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

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

Robert Benchley

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.

John Muir

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