Fools Quotes

God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools let them use their talents

William Shakespeare

Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools

Unknown

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

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

Japanese Proverb

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Robert Benchley

Innovators and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning (and very often at the end) of their careers.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.

Alice Walker

Those who think the information brought out at a criminal trial is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth are fools. Prosecuting or defending a case is nothing more than getting to those people who will talk for your side, who will say what you want said.

F. Lee Bailey

The passion, observe, which is able to reflect, gives even to ninnies, fools, and imbeciles a species of intelligence, especially in youth.

Honor de Balzac

If you are to judge a man, you must know his secret thoughts, sorrows, and feelings; to know merely the outward events of a mans life would only serve to make a chronological table a fools notion of history.

Honor de Balzac

Glorious men are the scorn of wise men, the admiration of fools, the idols of parasites, and the slaves of their own vaunts.

Francis Bacon

In me there have always been two fools, among others, one asking nothing better than to stay where he is and the other imagining that life might be slightly less horrible a little further on.

Samuel Beckett

In soft deluding lies let fools delight. A shadow marks our days, which end in Night.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats.

Harold Bloom

Greatest fools are oft most satisfied.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

I call them April babies cause they fools.

Lil Wayne

If our intention had been merely to bring back a handful of soil and rocks from the lunar gravel pit and then forget the whole thing, we would certainly be history's biggest fools.

Wernher von Braun

What wonder if the novel claim had clashed With old requirement, seemed to supersede Too much the customary law? But, brave, Thou at first prompting of what I call God, And fools call Nature, didst hear, comprehend, Accept the obligation laid on thee, Mother elect, to save the unborn child, As brute and bird do, reptile and the fly, Ay and, I nothing doubt, even tree, shrub, plant And flower o' the field, all in a common pact To worthily defend the trust of trusts, Life from the Ever Living: didst resist Anticipate the office that is mine And with his own sword stay the upraised arm, The endeavour of the wicked, and defend Him who, again in my default, was there For visible providence: one less true than thou To touch, i' the past, less practised in the right, Approved less far in all docility To all instruction, how had such an one Made scruple "Is this motion a decree?"

Robert Browning
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