Fool Quotes


I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.

Marginalia

Edgar Allan Poe

Marginalia

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words.

Mosquitoes

William Faulkner

Mosquitoes
Fool    Silence    Stupidity    Talking    Words

Any fool can make a rule
And any fool will mind it.

Authority    Conformity    Fool    Foolishness    Humor    Law    Rule    Rules

The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.

Annoying    Deceit    Envy    Falsehood    Fool    Frustration    Haters    Jealous    Jealousy    Lies    Listen    Slander    Troublesome

True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.

Cool    Courage    Experience    Fool    Glamorous    Lifestyle    Misunderstood    Original    Pioneers    Rebels    Risk    Standing out    Take a stand

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

Bruce    Fool    Lee    Temper

I am a fool with a heart but no brains, and you are a fool with brains but no heart; and we’re both unhappy, and we both suffer.

It is indisputable that the being whose capacities of enjoyment are low, has the greatest chance of having them fully satisfied; and a highly endowed being will always feel that any happiness which he can look for, as the world is constituted, is imperfect. But he can learn to bear its imperfections, if they are at all bearable; and they will not make him envy the being who is indeed unconscious of the imperfections, but only because he feels not at all the good which those imperfections qualify.
It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be
Socrates
dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, is of a different opinion, it is only because they only know their own side of the question.

Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill

Utilitarianism

I wish to Heaven I was married," she said resentfully as she attacked the yams with loathing. "I'm tired of everlastingly being unnatural and never doing anything I want to do. I'm tired of acting like I don't eat more than a bird, and walking when I want to run and saying I feel faint after a waltz, when I could dance for two days and never get tired. I'm tired of saying, 'How wonderful you are!' to fool men who haven't got one-half the sense I've got, and I'm tired of pretending I don't know anything, so men can tell me things and feel important while they're doing it... I can't eat another bite.

Gone With The Wind

Margaret Mitchell

Acting    Fool    Marraige    Married    Men    O hara    Scarlett    Stupid    Unnatural

Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.

Words of Radiance

Brandon Sanderson

Words of Radiance
Bias    Bickering    Disagreement    Falacy    Fool    Information    Intelligence    Politics    Religion    Science    Stupidity    Wisdom

Love needs room to grow. Like a rose. Or a tumor.

Fool

Christopher Moore

Fool
Christopher moore    Fool    Love    Rose    Tumor

In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.

I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.

Jailbird

Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird
Fool    Happiness    Jailbird    Peace

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell.

Fool    Hell    Paradise    Wisdom

He shook his head pityingly. This, more than anything else, is what I have never understood about your people. You can roll dice, and understand that the whole game may hinge on one turn of a die. You deal out cards, and say that all a man's fortune for the night may turn upon one hand. But a man's whole life, you sniff at, and say, what, this naught of a human, this fisherman, this carpenter, this thief, this cook, why, what can they do in the great wide world? And so you putter and sputter your lives away, like candles burning in a draft.
Not all men are destined for greatness, I reminded him.
Are you sure, Fitz? Are you sure? What good is a life lived as if it made no difference at all to the great life of the world? A sadder thing I cannot imagine. Why should not a mother say to herself, if I raise this child aright, if I love and care for her, she shall live a life that brings joy to those about her, and thus I have changed the world? Why should not the farmer that plants a seed say to his neighbor, this seed I plant today will feed someone, and that is how I change the world today?
This is philosophy, Fool. I have never had time to study such things.
No, Fitz, this is life. And no one has time not to think of such things. Each creature in the world should consider this thing, every moment of the heart's beating. Otherwise, what is the point of arising each day?

Royal Assassin

Robin Hobb

Royal Assassin

Sarcasm will make your tits fall off.

Fool

Christopher Moore

Fool

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.

Be fool    Fool    Shame

Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.

Admirer    Fool    Holmes    Intelligence    Sherlock    Thriller

To every rule there is an exception—and an idiot ready to demonstrate it. Don't be the one!

Exception    Exceptions    Fool    Fools    Idiot    Idiots    Rule    Rules

Any fool can do something cool and look cool, but it takes skill to make something uncool cool again.

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.

Deities    Deity    Disguise    Divine    Divine self    Divinity    Divinity within    Fool    God    Godlike    Godliness    Godly    Godly reference    Gods    Higher self    Man

Honor is a fool's prize. Glory is of no use to the dead.

Path of Destruction

Drew Karpyshyn

Path of Destruction
Fool    Glory    Honor    Prize    Sith    Star wars

There are two kinds of fools. One says, "This is old, and therefore good." And one says, " This is new, and therefore better.

Fool    Foolish    Wisdom

We don't have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool.

Any fool can turn a blind eye but who knows what the ostrich sees in the sand.

No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
Almost, at times, the Fool.

I know now that what makes a fool is an inability to take even his own good advice.

Light in August

William Faulkner

Light in August

No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools.

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

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Clown    Feste    Fool

The first thing every mage should learn is that magic makes fools of us. Now you may call yourself a mage. You have learned the most important lesson.

Melting Stones

Tamora Pierce (Author)

Melting Stones
Evvy    Fool    Lesson    Magic    Myrrhtide

This fellow is wise enough to play the fool;
And to do that well craves a kind of wit:
He must observe their mood on whom he jests,
The quality of persons, and the time,
And, like the haggard, check at every feather
That comes before his eye. This is a practise
As full of labour as a wise man's art
For folly that he wisely shows is fit;
But wise men, folly-fall'n, quite taint their wit.

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Fool    Plays    Poetry    Viola    Wise

If it is ones lot to be cast among fools, one must learn foolishness.

Fool    Foolishness    Learn    Lot

Even if there are instances in which it can be mistook by onlookers, never fool yourself into using misunderstood genius as an excuse to be a fool.

What is your name?" asked Lear.
Caius," said Kent.
And whence do you hail?"
From Bonking, sire."
Well, yes, lad, as do we all," said Lear, "but from what town?

Fool

Christopher Moore

Fool

The Cutter leaned toward me, resting his forehead against mine. 'Fool me once,' he whispered, 'shame on you.' He pressed the bridge of his nose against mine, his breath burning the back of my throat. His voice was rough and furious. 'Fool me twice, and I will cut out your fucking throat.

The Replacement

Brenna Yovanoff

The Replacement
Cutter    Cutting    Fool    Mackie

A man learns to skate by staggering about and making a fool of himself. Indeed he progresses in all things by resolutely making a fool of himself.

Advice to a Young Critic

George Bernard Shaw

Perhaps he is a fool or a coward but almost everybody is one or the other and most people are both.

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

Giovanni's Room
Coward    Fool    Lives    People    Truth telling

You have been given a second chance to start your life over. You can't throw this opportunity away. If you do you will be a colossal fool. If you get the chance to do something and don't do it then you'll simply live with regret. That's a worse situation than trying something daring and maybe not succeeding. At least you tried. Isn't that what you want to show your kids?

Chances    Daring    Fool    Kids    Live    Opportunity    Regret    Situation    Succeeding    Suceed

Love? Sodding, bloody, tossing, bloody, sodding, bloody love? Irrelevant, superfluous, bloody, ruddy, rotten, sodding love? What ho? Wherefore? What the f*ck? Love?

Fool

Christopher Moore

Fool

They must take me for a fool, or even worse, a lunatic. And no wonder ,for I am so intensely conscious of my misfortune and my misery is so overwhelming that I am powerless to resist it and am being turned into stone, devoid of all knowledge or feeling.

Fool    Insane    Lunatic    Misery    Misfortune    Quixote    Stone    Windmills

Ask a sage, he will explain.
Ask a fool, he will complain.

Fool    Mind set    Sage

A fool tries to shut others' mouth
instead of listens to his own heart.

The ability to hurt someone is usually in direct proportion to how much that person cares about you.

The cactus thrives in the desert while the fern thrives in the wetland.
The fool will try to plant them in the same flowerbox.
The florist will sigh and add a wall divider and proper soil to both sides.
The grandparent will move the flowerbox halfway out of the sun.
The child will turn it around properly so that the fern is in the shade, and not the cactus.
The moral of the story?
Kids are smart.

Adult    Cactus    Child    Children    Clever    Desert    Dry    Fern    Florist    Flower    Flowerbox    Fool    Grandparent    Grandparents    Grownups    Kid    Kids    Moral    Plant    Plants    Shade    Smart    Sun    Sunlight    Thrive    Thriving    Water    Watering    Wet    Wetland

You think that's the solution to everything, don't you, Bane? Drinking and dancing and making love... but I tell you this, something is coming, and we'd be fools to ignore it."
"When have I ever claimed not to be a fool?

Aldous nix    Dancing    Drinking    Fool    Love    Magnus bane

I don't agree that when you love, you are blind or fool. You just get wiser and see clearer what is best and of worth.

Blind    Blindness    Clear    Fool    Love    Wise    Worth

Chade, I know the Fool is strange. But I like it when he comes to talk to me. He speaks in riddles, and he insults me, and makes fun of me, and gives himself leave to tell me things he thinks I should do, like wash my hair, or not wear yellow. But (...) I like him. He mocks me, but from him, it seems a kindness. He makes me feel, well, important. That he could choose me to talk to.

I'm always angry about the death of people who are still alive, their eyes are opened, yet they can't see anything...the spell of ignorance

Alive    Anger    Angry    Death    Die    Dying    Dying while alive    Eyes    Fool    Foolish    Ignorance    Infuriated    Kill    Killer    Low    Low self esteem    Michael bassey johnson    Oblivion    Open your eyes    Spell    Without knowledge

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