Fools Quotes

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

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

Albert Einstein

History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

Ambrose Bierce

HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

Ambrose Bierce

In travelling I shape myself betimes to idleness And take fools' pleasure

George Eliot

What is difficulty? Only a word indicating the degree of effort required to accomplish something! A mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a scarecrow to children and fools and a stimulus to real men.

Samuel Warren

What is difficulty? Only a word indicating the degree of strength requisite for accomplishing particular objects; a mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a bugbear to children and fools; only a stimulus to men.

Samuel Warren

Prejudice is the reason of fools

Voltaire

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

Frank Dane

Most fools think they are only ignorant.

Benjamin Franklin

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

James Agate

Fashion--a word which knaves and fools may use, Their knavery and folly to excuse.

Charles Churchill

Travel is a fools paradise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools.

Juvenal

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

Alexander Pope

It is said that truth comes from the mouths of fools and children: I wish every good mind which feels an inclination for satire would reflect that the finest satirist always has something of both in him.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Fools and obstinate men make rich lawyers.

Spanish Proverb

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

Ernest Hemingway

There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world’s ills will be cured.

Henry Ford

Whatever spiteful fools may say, Each jealous ranting yelper, No woman ever went astray, Without a man to help her

Abraham Lincoln

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

Doris Lessing
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