Fools Quotes


Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

An Essay On Criticism

Alexander Pope

An Essay On Criticism

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.

Audiences    Folly    Fools    Humor    Readership    Writing

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.

Bigotry    Fools    Freedom    Life    Reason    Slavery

When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.

King Lear

William Shakespeare

King Lear
Cry    Fools    Newborn    Stage

A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.

Winter's Heart

Robert Jordan

Winter's Heart

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.

A Storm of Swords

George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords

The young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.

Murder at the Vicarage

Agatha Christie

Murder at the Vicarage

Always remember... Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.

Fools    Haters    Idiots    Rumors

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable?
Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth
. Let us reflect that it is inhabited by a thousand millions of people. That these profess probably a thousand different systems of religion. That ours is but one of that thousand. That if there be but one right, and ours that one, we should wish to see the 999 wandering sects gathered into the fold of truth. But against such a majority we cannot effect this by force. Reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments. To make way for these, free enquiry must be indulged; and how can we wish others to indulge it while we refuse it ourselves.

A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.

The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot
Fools    Heart    Sense

There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.

Bushism    Dumb    Foolishness    Fools

We're all fools," said Clemens, "all the time. It's just we're a different kind each day. We think, I'm not a fool today. I've learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we're not perfect and live accordingly.

Aging    Change    Fools    Perfection    Wisdom

Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.

Attraction    Bad    Bad people    Bait    Cheat    Cheaters    Cheating    Corrosive    Devil    Devilish    Dog    Dogs    Evil    Fake friends    False colour    Fools    Gift    Hate    Haters    Hatred    Love    Michael bassey johnson    Negative    Negative people    Negativity    Pretence    Pretension    Sycophants    Trick    Trickish    Tricky    Wolves

A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.

Everyone gets scared at times. It's only the fools who won't admit it.

Fear    Fools    Sage    To fink

Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.

Adoration    Astonishment    Authority    Causation    Cause    Foolish    Fools    Gods    Heresy    Heretical    Ignorance    Impious    Interpret    Knowledge    Miracles    Mob    Nature    Philosopher    Piety    Preservation    Stare    The gods    Thinking    Truth    Understanding    Wonder

We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.

Duma Key

Stephen King

Duma Key
Fools    Life

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

Certainty    Doubt    Fanatics    Fools    Wisdom

Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide.

Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

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

Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.

Ben    Feasts    Food    Fools    Franklin

There are more fools in the world than there are people.

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

What glitters may not be gold; and even wolves may smile; and fools will be led by promises to their deaths.

Death    Fools    Glitter    Gold    Promises

A fool is made more of a fool, when their mouth is more open than their mind.

Wise men profit more by fools than fools by wise men.

Drollery    Fools    Politics    Wisdom

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

Doubt    Fanatics    Fools    Problem    Sure    Wiser people    World

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.

I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.

For in Paris, whenever God puts a pretty woman there (the streets), the Devil, in reply, immediately puts a fool to keep her.

Les Diaboliques

Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly

Les Diaboliques
Devil    Fools    God    Love    Paris

If you never see a fool
You'll always be happy.
The one who keeps company with fools
Will be sorry for a long time.
It's painful to live with fools,
Like being always with an enemy.

The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain, downright, simple, honest truth.

A knavish speech sleeps in a fool's ear.

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

I am a fool for Christ...whose fool are you?

There had never been a shortage of fools in the world

Any fool can hope when success lies plainly in view. It wants genuine strength to hope when matters are hopeless.

Eifelheim

Michael Flynn

Eifelheim

The fool who knows his folly
Becomes wise by that fact.
But the fool who thinks he's wise -
He's called 'a fool' indeed!

Buddhist    Fools    Knowledge    V 63    Wisdom

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin

Poor Richard's Almanack

The magi, as you know, were wise men--wonderfully wise men--who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.

Christmas    Combs    Foolishness    Fools    Gift    Magi    Pocket watch    Wise

Many men talk like philosophers and live like fools.

If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.

Albert einstein    Alone    Discovery    Einstein    Foolish    Fools    Genius    Hypothesis    Lone    Lone wolf    Loneliness    Lonely    Loners    Perseverance    Planet    Represent    Representation    Solitary    Solitude    Strength    Symbol    Symbolism    Theory    True    Truth    Wisdom    Wise    Wise man    Wolf

Intelligent men do not decide any subject until they have carefully examined both or all sides of it. Fools, cowards, and those too lazy to think, accept blindly, without examination, dogmas and doctrines imposed upon them in childhood by their parents, priests, and teachers, when their minds were immature and they could not reason.

You have the army of mediocrities followed by the multitude of fools. As the mediocrities and the fools always form the immense majority, it is impossible for them to elect an intelligent government.

Hope. Hope is for fools.

Rebel Spring

Morgan Rhodes

Rebel Spring
Fools    Hope

Even fools say something worthwhile now and again. Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes.

Fools    Luck    Wisdom

Even fools say something worthwhile now and again. Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes.

Fools    Luck    Wisdom

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