Quotes and Sayings about Fool



"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Design, Mistake, People, Fools, Trying)

"The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Time, Experience, People, Conviction, Country, Fool, Politicians, Trouble)

"Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Kiss, Fool)

"Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Change, Men, Nature, Climate, Common sense, Fool, Man, May)

"It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish."
- Aeschylus
"It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought."
- Scipio Africanus
(Related: Thought, Fool)

"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."
- James Agate
(Related: Time, Fools, New year)

"Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Women, Fools, May, Oceans, Will)

"True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Wisdom, Folly, Fool, Ignorance, Man, Mind)

"It's impossible to work under conditions where they confused negativity with objectivity. You can't fool the fans."
- Marv Albert
(Related: Work, Fans, Fool, Negativity)

"At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose."
- Alcuin
(Related: Men, Athens, Fools)

"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor."
- Sholom Aleichem
(Related: Life, Dream, Comedy, Fool, Poor, Tragedy)

"Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Nature, Fool)

"Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools."
- William Alexander
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Fools, Schools)

"A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled by her face and her hearts inspiration."
- Edmondo De Amicis
(Related: Inspiration, Woman)

"Wise men argue causes; fools decide them."
- Anacharsis
(Related: Men, Causes, Fools)

"Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it won't keep the wise from trying."
- Harry Anderson
(Related: Fool, Stars, Trying)

"Casey knew his baseball. He only made it look like he was fooling around. He knew every move that was ever invented and some that we haven't even caught on to yet."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Baseball)

"I would be a fool to deny my own abilities."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Fool)

"A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Fool, Indigestion, Pleasure)

"Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, People, Fool, Play, Police, Television)

"Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Politics, Fools, Will)

"It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way."
- Paddy Ashdown
"It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Change, Fools, Grief, Tragedy, Victims)

"I go out there and make a fool of myself. It's inevitable."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Fool)

"Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Fear, Fools)

"To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Fool, Solution)

"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Pleasure, Surprises)

"To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Nature, Crime, Doctrine, Man, Persecution, Will)

"People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: People, Devil, Fool, Neighbors)

"Silence is the virtue of fools."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Virtue, Fools, Silence)

"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Happiness, Difference, Fool, Man)

"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Men, Fools, Guidance, Obedience, Rules)

"When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools."
- Russell Baker
(Related: People, Cowards, Fools)

"A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled."
- James A. Baldwin
"It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Actors, Fools)

"I will never do another TV series. It couldn't top I Love Lucy, and I'd be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Love, Business, Will)

"Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Genius, Fool)

"Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Nature, Society, Animals, Dumb, Fools)

"For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Intelligence, Fools, Idiots, Passion, Youth)

"We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Home, Foolishness, Media, Understanding, Want)

"We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness that's going on between the East and West. We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal. Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Foolishness, Now, Want)

"You can't fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Dancing, Fool, Girls, Television)

"Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Humor, Time, Fool)

"The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Men, Purpose, Fools)

"Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Appetite, Satisfaction)

"It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Love, Friendship, Negative, Film, Relationships, Talk)

"We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world's top teams any more."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Fool, World)

"I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

"I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Courage, Fool, Thinking, Trying)

"Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Time, Comfort, Fools)

"A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Men, Fool)

"Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: People, Drinking, Fools)

"Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to."
- Ezra Taft Benson
(Related: Experience, Fools, School)

"Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done."
- Al Bernstein
(Related: Fool, Job)

"A fool and his money get a lot of publicity."
- Al Bernstein
(Related: Money, Fool, Publicity)

"Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Eloquence, Fools)

"Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Education, Understanding)

"Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Failure, Authority, Crime, Fool)

"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Events, Fools, Soldiers)

"Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Country, Fool, Symbol)

"Every man must wear out at least one pair of fools shoes."
- Earl Derr Biggers
(Related: Fools, Man)

"Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Fools, Fun, Living, Profit, World)

"There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Change, Opinions)

"The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Fool, Wrong)

"When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Truth, Fool, Want, World)

"I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools."
- Jack Black
(Related: Fools, Kids)

"I fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism."
- Jayson Blair
(Related: People, Journalism)

"We can't fool ourselves that they will ever be enough to overthrow Capitalism. If we're serious about that we need to organise ourselves in our workplaces and communities, making the links with other workers internationally."
- John Blair
(Related: Capitalism, Fool, Will, Workers)

"The fool who persists in his folly will become wise."
- William Blake
(Related: Folly, Fool, Will)

"A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees."
- William Blake
(Related: Fool, Man)

"If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise."
- William Blake
(Related: Folly, Fool)

"You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere."
- Dave Blood
(Related: Control, Energy, Fool, Trying, Vanity, Waste, Will)

"I guess if you're stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool."
- James Blunt
(Related: Army, Fool, Thinking)

"People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature, Time, People, Fools, Practice)

"The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass."
- Nicolas Boileau
(Related: Fools, World)

"However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him."
- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
(Related: Fool)

"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Fools, Word)

"You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else."
- Bono
(Related: Equality, Idea, Commitment, Concern, Fool, Justice, Questions)

"I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Genius, Fool)

"In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Work, Competition, Day, Envy, Fool, Problems, Writer)

"A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Fool, Living, Old)

"The entire universe is working against me. I can't believe the entire universe could be that foolish!"
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Universe)

"As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Foolishness, Man)

"The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Power, Wife, HusbStrength, Bravery, Fool, Heaven)

"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."
- Buddha
(Related: Death, People, Life, Road)

"You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Fool)

"A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Fool, Man)

"We must fight as a race for everything that makes for a better country and a better world. We are dreaming idiots and trusting fools to do anything less."
- Ralph Bunche
(Related: Country, Fight, Fools, Idiots, Race, World)

"Anyone who thinks that people can be fooled or pushed around has an inaccurate and pretty low estimate of people - and he won't do very well in advertising."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: People, Advertising, Pretty)

"I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Genius, Fool)

"That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods - we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true."
- David D. Burns
(Related: Fool, Misery, Moods)

"You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Time, People, Fool, Want)

"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Fool, May, Pleasure, Will)

"There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Fools, World)

"Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Truth, Lie, Fool, Man, Sense)

"If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom."
- George Byron
(Related: Wisdom, Certainty, Envy, Fool, Self)

"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fools, Reason, Will)

"Fools are my theme, let satire be my song."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fools, Satire, Song)

"What is wealth? A dream of fools."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Dream, Wealth, Fools)

"Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Fools, Silly)

"I was always too mature for my age - and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Age, Fool, Friends, Girls, Play)

"I was being foolish. An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist. The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: God, Truth, Being)

"He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Hope, Fool)

"Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons."
- Joseph Cannon
(Related: Politics, Fool, Weapons)

"But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool, though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers and professors of this generation think and say so."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Fool)

"To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Men, Man, Nation, Reform, Will, World)

"Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Death, Men, Life, Accident, Day, Evil, Judgment, Justice)

"He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Fool, Reason, Will)

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Fool, Fools)

"Fools, most linguists. Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another and say damn all in that."
- John le Carre
(Related: Fools, Language, Linguists)

"Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Fools, Illusion, World)

"The fool inherits, but the wise must get."
- William Cartwright
(Related: Fool)

"I have felt in my very blood, ever since I was born, a most unconquerable hatred towards the whole tribe of fools, and it arises from the fact that I feel myself a blockhead whenever I am in their company."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Blood, Company, Fact, Fools, Hatred)

"I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Intelligence, Fools, Sense, Stupidity)

"We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Victory, Fool, Intellect)

"You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Conscience, Fools, Will)

"In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Fact, Fool, Man, Witty)

"Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Family, Thought, Actions, Fool, Friends)

"Don't hate me 'cause I'm booed a fool!"
- Brian Celio
(Related: Hate)

"The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Character, Comedy, Fool)

"The public! the public! how many fools does it require to make the public?"
- Thomas Chalmers
(Related: Fools, Public)

"There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Ideas, Fools)

"The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep."
- Chanakya
(Related: People, Sleep)

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Courage, Failure, Fool)

"Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools."
- George Chapman
(Related: Men, Fools, Old)

"When he said we were trying to make a fool of him, I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it."
- Ilka Chase
(Related: Fool, Trying)

"No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Fools, Nothing)

"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great."
- Cher
(Related: Possibility, Being)

"In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Art, Wisdom, Fool)

"Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Love, Fool, Man, Woman)

"Fools are more to be feared than the wicked."
- Queen Christina
(Related: Fools)

"The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself."
- John Ciardi
(Related: American, Constitution, Fool, Right)

"Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Error, Fool, Man)

"It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Grief, Hair, Sorrow)

"It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Error, Fool)

"It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Quality, Faults, Fool, Forget)

"Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Age, Advice, End, Journey, Old, Road)

"The fool is like those people who think themselves rich with little."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: People, Fool)

"I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes."
- John Clayton
(Related: Time, Mistakes, Poor)

"Fool! Don't you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you."
- Cleopatra
(Related: Now)

"With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Women, Being, Ego, Fools, Question, Reputation, Right, Temperament)

"The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Love, Fool, Fools)

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Enthusiasm, Will)

"A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy."
- John Churton Collins
(Related: Fool)

"I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Society, Fools, Prosperity)

"Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Silence)

"The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fool, Man, Mistakes, World)

"There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Happiness, Difference, Fool, Man)

"Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Religion, Bigotry, Fools)

"Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fool, Man, May)

"People have always thought that I wasn't ambitious. They judged by appearances and were fooled. I was competitive. I wanted success and was willing to work for it."
- Perry Como
(Related: Success, Work, Thought, People)

"Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass."
- William Congreve
(Related: Business, Time, Wisdom, Father, Occupation, Pleasure, Wit)

"To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task."
- William Congreve
(Related: Eye, Fool, Wit, World)

"Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Time, Fool)

"So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Truth, Ideas, Purpose, Astronomy, Fool, Study)

"I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things."
- Alan Coren
(Related: Fool, Wonder)

"Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity."
- Abraham Cowley
(Related: People, Knowledge, Virtue, Foolishness, Solitude, Vanity, World)

"A fool must now and then be right, by chance."
- William Cowper
(Related: Chance, Fool, Now, Right)

"My ears won't fool me. Even when I do a session on digital, we still warm it up somewhere in the process, in mastering or mixing, running the signal through some tubes somewhere."
- Steve Cropper
(Related: Fool, Running)

"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Fool, Freedom, Writer)

"Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Fools)

"Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That's the truth. And on that note, I'll say goodnight. God love you."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Love, God, Truth, Fool, Insecurity)

"I love fools' experiments. I am always making them."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Love, Fools)

"A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life."
- Erasmus Darwin
(Related: Life, Fool, Man)

"Only a fool expects to be happy all the time."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Time, Fool)

"It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way."
- Antonio Davis
(Related: Winning, Fool, Games, Gold, Right)

"It takes a fool to test how deep the water is with both feet."
- J. Wallace Day
(Related: Deep, Feet, Fool, Water)

"This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Age, Wisdom, Fool, School)

"As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Men, Sound)

"The fool wonders, the wise man asks."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Fool, Man, Wonders)

"The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Peace, Fools)

"Despair is the conclusion of fools."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Despair, Fools)

"I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry."
- John Donne
(Related: Poetry, Fools, Saying)

"Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?"
- John Donne
(Related: Fool, Lovers, Old, Seasons, Sun, Windows)

"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Fool, Man, Opinion)

"I really love pets. They're like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can't fool them."
- Donna Douglas
(Related: Love, Children, Fool, Pets)

"It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Lie, Fool, Man)

"He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave."
- William Drummond
(Related: Fool, Reason, Will)

"He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave."
- William Drummond
(Related: Fool, Reason, Will)

"Never was patriot yet, but was a fool."
- John Dryden
(Related: Fool)

"Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love, Fool)

"Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me."
- John Dryden
(Related: Fool, Now)

"When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit."
- John Dryden
(Related: Life, People, Hope, Deceit)

"It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country."
- Will Durant
(Related: Time, People, Country, Fool, May)

"The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Women, Time, Charity, Fools)

"The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning, Fact)

"I think that we're foolhardy to not be engaging in federal funding of stem-cell research in the most aggressive way we possibly can."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Research)

"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God)

"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Anger, Fools)

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Genius, Courage, Direction, Fool)

"That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise."
- George Eliot
(Related: Wife, Fool, Man)

"I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men."
- George Eliot
(Related: Men, Women, God)

"A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Fool, Past)

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
- Jim Elliot
(Related: Fool, Gain)

"I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Thought, Psychoanalysis, Therapy)

"Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Fools)

"We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Right)

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Consistency)

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."
- Epictetus
(Related: Thought, Content, Want)

"It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them."
- Epictetus
(Related: Nature)

"The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool."
- Epicurus
(Related: Fool, Misfortune, Prosperity)

"Fools are without number."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Fools)

"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."
- Euripides
(Related: Fool, Sense, Talk)

"The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

"Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Nature, Public, Reality)

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Nature, Technology, Successful, Public, Reality)

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: First, Fool)

"When someone demands blind obedience, you'd be a fool not to peek."
- Jim Fiebig
(Related: Blind, Fool, Obedience)

"One fool at least in every married couple."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Fool)

"A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Charity, Fool, Man)

"Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Honesty, Fool, Will, Wit)

"Johnny Cash was plenty good enough to fool his fans. They believed he felt it in his soul when he sang the Gospel while stoned on drugs."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Soul, Drugs, Fans, Fool)

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Being, First, Fool, Succeed)

"I never did buy things on credit, I always paid for 'em, because I can't see much difference in paying for something and just waiting a week and pay interest on it; that looks foolish to me."
- Howard Finster
(Related: Credit, Difference, Interest, Waiting)

"No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Idea, Ideas)

"Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Life, Genius, Feet, Fools, Wonder, World, Youth)

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven."
- Aulus Persius Flaccus
(Related: Men, Work, Day, Fools, Heaven, Reform, Tomorrow)

"I had never done TV. I think it's a foolish medium for, most rock 'n roll music. Nobody ever comes off well on TV."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Music)

"We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Thought, Fortune, Luxury)

"Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Friend, Fool, Name, Nothing)

"An actor would be foolish to do something that might hold up the picture, or more importantly incapacitate him. If an actor does do a stunt he needs to make sure a stunt man stands by to see that it's done correctly."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Actor, Man, Needs)

"The fools ran after me and I ran after the whores, foolish though I realized such a proceeding to be."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Fools)

"It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Fate, Fools, Temperament)

"I'm sort of in for a penny, in for a pound with Star Trek, It's my life at this point. To deny it would just be foolish."
- Jonathan Frakes
(Related: Life)

"Silence is the wit of fools."
- Anatole France
(Related: Fools, Silence, Wit)

"What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!"
- Anatole France
(Related: Art, Chance, Earth, Heaven, Skill)

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool."
- Anatole France
(Related: Fool, Man)

"If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
- Anatole France
(Related: People)

"The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world."
- Marie de France
(Related: Fool, Thinking, World)

"Woman is always fickle - foolish is he who trusts her."
- Francis I
(Related: Woman)

"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Experience, Fools, Will)

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Fool, Fools)

"Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Experience, Fools, School, Will)

"Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Fools, Practice, Treachery)

"Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Men, Advice, Fools)

"A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Mother, Fool, Man, Woman, Years)

"I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Americans, May, Saying, Treason, Wonder)

"We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Fool, Want)

"We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Power, Fool, Want)

"Change of weather is the discourse of fools."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Change, Fools, Weather)

"The fool wanders, a wise man travels."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Fool, Man)

"Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Travel, Fool, Man)

"A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!"
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Fool, Paradise, Man)

"It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Fool, Will)

"It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Government, Goals, State)

"There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people."
- George Galloway
(Related: Patriotism, People, Flags)

"I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Difficulty, Fool, Radical, Trying)

"Paul's the writer. Yeah, I wrote a little of that stuff, but that's just technically true. In spirit, and in essence of the truth, it doesn't matter. So I don't know, maybe I'm being foolish for not being technical. Yeah, I wrote a certain portion of the things."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Truth, Being, Spirit, Writer)

"Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom."
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: Wisdom, People, Folly)

"Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise."
- John Gay
(Related: Envy, Fools, May, Praise)

"I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future."
- David Gerrold
(Related: Fool, Future, Memories, Past)

"Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Foolishness, Nothing, Pain, Sun)

"We foolishly did not realize Saddam was stupid."
- April Glaspie
"A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation."
- Max Gluckman
(Related: Science, Genius, Discipline, Fool)

"It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fools, Fortune, Merit, United)

"It's not charming to go on a show and say, I dunno. It doesn't fool anybody. There's nothing glamorous about it at all."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: Fool, Nothing)

"Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Caution, Mankind, World)

"Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Caution, Mankind, World)

"The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Company, End, First, Fools, May, Melancholy, Smile)

"I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Business, Fool, Man)

"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Enemies, Fool, Friends, Man)

"The wise does at once what the fool does at last."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Fool)

"Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you've reached."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Animals, Fools, Friends, Independence)

"Without a notion of the transcendental, human beings would, indeed, be animals; however, only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Animals, Conviction, Fools)

"My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Imagination, Fool, World)

"Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?"
- Alec Guinness
(Related: Fool)

"Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Foolishness)

"No one but a fool is always right."
- David Hare
(Related: Fool, Right)

"You look like gold. I've been fooled before, but now I know I've made the mistake in the past. But now I, now I know the difference from gold and brass."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Mistake, Difference, Gold, Now, Past)

"Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Marriage, Success)

"The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Wisdom, Being, Doubt, Fool, Heroism, May, Self)

"We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
"My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Comedy, Fools, Play, Romantic)

"But when I did think about it and looked at the whole package - the producers behind the show, the writers, the cast I would be working with - I would have been a fool to turn it down just because the role for me was another gay role."
- Sean Hayes
(Related: Fool, Gay, Writers)

"Chavez made a compete fool of himself in front of the entire world while giving the U.N. a black eye. But the real losers are the Venezuelan people who have to put up with this unstable character every day."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, Character, Day, Eye, Fool, Giving, World)

"It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Travel, Fool, Man)

"The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friendship, Love, Fool, Hate, Reason, World)

"Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Education, Fool, May)

"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap."
- Cynthia Heimel
(Related: Acting, Being, Doubt, Earth, Fool, Hell)

"Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Eloquence, Fool, Man, May, Talk, Talking)

"There are more fools in the world than there are people."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: People, Fools, World)

"When the second record came out, they started calling it The Band. I voted to call it The Crackers. I'm no fool."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Fool)

"I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Fool, Fun, Reward)

"To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves."
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius
(Related: Books, Fools, Insult, Nation, Press, Reading)

"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Time, Fools, Man)

"There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob."
- Herodotus
(Related: Mob, Nothing)

"The fool knows after he's suffered."
- Hesiod
(Related: Fool)

"Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"The reality is, it will be a significant conflict going for many, many months, if not longer. Saddam Hussein is not a fool. He hasn't been sitting there waiting to get shot for 13 years."
- John Hewson
(Related: Conflict, Fool, Months, Reality, Waiting, Will, Years)

"That wasn't a bad price for a first book. My agent upped it as much as possible. I was 27 and had nothing behind me. I was working like a fool to earn a living and pay for my apartment."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: First, Fool, Living, Nothing)

"I'd be a fool to be in this for the money."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: Money, Fool)

"Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: Animals, Earth, Nothing, Silly)

"Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Money, Men, Fools, Words)

"Words are the money of fools."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Money, Fools, Words)

"Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Money, Men, Fools, Words)

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people are full of doubts."
- James P. Hogan
(Related: People, Fanatics, Fools, World)

"You're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about one thousand million people watching you. So, you remember - one wrong word, one foolish gesture and your whole career could go down in flames. Hold that thought and have a nice night."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Thought, People, Career, Night, Word, Wrong)

"Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Progress, Nothing, Opinion, Pride)

"Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Men, Controversy, Fools)

"Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Foolishness, Idealism, Ignorance)

"Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much."
- Horace
(Related: Favors, Fool, Fortune)

"While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one."
- Horace
(Related: Faults, Fools)

"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."
- Horace
(Related: Life, Fools, Right)

"Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment."
- Horace
(Related: Foolishness, Right, Silly)

"The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable."
- Horace
(Related: Act, Water)

"It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed."
- Horace
(Related: Fools, Shame, Wounds)

"It's a good thing to be foolishly gay once in a while."
- Horace
(Related: Gay)

"Only fools are positive."
- Moe Howard
(Related: Positive, Fools)

"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Wisdom, Day, Fool, Man)

"The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Fool, Skin)

"Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Ignorance)

"He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."
- James Huneker
(Related: Wisdom, Direction, First, Fool)

"I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest."
- Elizabeth Hurley
(Related: Civilization, Question)

"The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Appearance, First, Fools, Majority)

"I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Content, Fools, Nothing, Vanity)

"Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Men, Consequences, Fools)

"I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Love, Fool, Kids, Living, Years)

"Suffer fools gladly; they may be right."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Fools, May, Right)

"I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am."
- Alice James
(Related: Education, Fool, Wonder)

"My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals. If I fool the locals then I've done my job."
- Brion James
(Related: Fool, Job)

"A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Fool, Man, May, Sense, Sensibility, Want)

"They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh!"
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Garden)

"I'm of the mind that life is a risk, every time you leave your house it's a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I'd be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Life, Love, Time, Mind, Reason, Risk)

"To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet."
- Karl Jaspers
"If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it, but grumble with the rest."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Rest)

"I don't care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Care, Fool)

"I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Fool, Man, Rejection, Thinking)

"Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Love, Wisdom, Folly, Fool)

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Fool, Open)

"If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Perception, Fool)

"No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Wisdom, Being, Fool, Fools, Public, Race, Rest, Writers)

"To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Fool, Man, May, Talk)

"Fortune, that favors fools."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Favors, Fools, Fortune)

"He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Fool)

"If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Fool)

"The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Artist, First, Fool)

"I think if you run away from who you are, that you're a Democrat and you're proud to be a Democrat, it's foolish. And the reason it's foolish is you've got a lot to be proud of."
- Tim Kaine
(Related: Reason)

"Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Countries, Foolishness)

"I wasn't born a fool. It took work to get this way."
- Danny Kaye
(Related: Work, Fool)

"I may be getting old, but not foolish."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: May, Old)

"There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Money, Doubt, Fools, Hollywood, Liberals, Police, State)

"After granting amnesty to illegals 20 years ago, we have gone from 3 million illegals to 11 million illegals. Our government has been fooled once by this amnesty argument, let us not be fooled again."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Government, Argument, Years)

"When I was much younger, I sometimes felt rejected by feminists because of an image that I sold because it paid the bills. Any fool could tell my hair is dyed."
- Felicity Kendal
(Related: Fool, Hair)

"It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Progress, Possibility)

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Brothers, Fools)

"The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Fool, Man, Needs, Woman)

"To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Experience, Work, Socialism)

"Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Courage, Desire, Fool, Nothing)

"In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Fools, Kings, Network, Now)

"The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Work, Appearance, Fool, World)

"Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Education, Idiots)

"Look, don't congratulate us when we buy a company, congratulate us when we sell it. Because any fool can overpay and buy a company, as long as money will last to buy it."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Money, Company, Fool, Will)

"I've performed solo for 20 years now, but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone, you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Music, Now, Play, Years)

"Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: April, Fools, World)

"A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Defeat, Fool, Man)

"The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Fools, Old)

"The man who has everything figured out is probably a fool."
- Jerome Lawrence
(Related: Fool, Man)

"Am I a fool? I don't think I'm a fool. But I think I sure was fooled."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Fool)

"Showing off is the fool's idea of glory."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Idea, Fool, Glory)

"A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Fool, Quick, Temper, Will)

"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Fool, Man, Question)

"I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had done I would have understood, that they couldn't take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable."
- Laurie Lee
"We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did. We're also all the kindnesses we did. I hate to think of life as if we understood time. We don't understand time."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Life, Time, Foolishness, Hate)

"In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Fools, Law, Learning, University)

"You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough."
- Joseph E. Levine
(Related: Time, People, Advertising, Fool, Right)

"I'm an incredibly lucky girl. For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly, I am still incredibly lucky."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Mistakes)

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Fool, Open)

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Time, People, Fool)

"The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: People, Court, Fool, Whisper)

"Membership of the United Nations gives every member the right to make a fool of himself, and that is a right of which the Soviet Union in this case has taken full advantage."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: Fool, Nations, Right, United)

"It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Passion, Wounds)

"The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Change, Opinions)

"The female format is a beautiful one in which to function. Foolhardy as it may be. I change my image all the time, it's whatever suits me at the moment."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Change, Time, May)

"The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else."
- Martin Luther
(Related: People, Nothing)

"If you are prepared to make a fool of yourself for them then you usually get that back. I think that there are points where you become so close to an actor, you know them so well, almost as well or better than their spouse. You have to know them, warts and all."
- Adrian Lyne
(Related: Actor, Fool)

"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: People, Habit, Fool, Freedom, Maxim, Old, Politicians, Self, Water)

"Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Action)

"I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it."
- Jeanette MacDonald
(Related: Drinking, Jeopardy, Ruin, Smoking, Training, Voice, Years)

"I tried to tell them about the dating process because I'm single now and how horrible it is and how many foolish experiences I had had dating. So I was really selling him hard, but the whole time he really wanted me!"
- Andie MacDowell
(Related: Dating, Time, Selling, Now)

"The wise man does at once what the fool does finally."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Fool, Man)

"It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: First, Fool, Old)

"A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Christmas, Fool)

"When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Water)

"Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Fools, Tomorrow)

"It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Time, Individuality, Man, Woman, World)

"My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Music, Facts, Fool, Will)

"You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!"
- Marcus Valerius Martial
(Related: Death, Life, Fool, Nothing, Promise)

"Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better for the world if they talked more and did less."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: People, Act, World)

"It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Fool)

"Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Happiness, Compassion, Fool, Self)

"People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Intelligence, People, Enemy, Fool, Indifference, Man, Woman)

"I have my good days and my bad days, but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost - and it takes a lot - to write."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Energy)

"War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality."
- John McCain
(Related: War, Fool, Fraud, Reality)

"Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Intelligence, Foolishness, Information)

"Remember that the greatest fool in the world may ask more than the wisest man can answer."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Fool, Man, May, World)

"The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Cowards, Fools, World)

"When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Argument, Conviction, Facts, Fool, May, Mind, Opinion, Prejudice, Providence, Reason)

"I sort of missed one big thing, to touch first base. I hope I didn't act foolish, but this is history."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: History, Hope, Act, First)

"I am playing with the assumptions that we have in our everyday life when we are tripped up or fooled and we learn something, that makes things exciting - I am having fun with that stuff, but you have to manage it so it doesn't get too cute, that's what I trying to work toward."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Life, Work, Cute, Fun, Trying)

"I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: People)

"You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Fool, May)

"Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise."
- Alexander Meiklejohn
(Related: Freedom, Safety)

"Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Foolishness)

"Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle."
- Lord Melbourne
"A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man."
- Lord Melbourne
(Related: Fool, Man)

"Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools."
- William Lamb Melbourne
(Related: Fools, Man, Woman, Worth)

"Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Fool, Man)

"A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Fool, Man, May)

"If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Women, Husbands)

"We are at crisis point. I think anybody that sees this nation as being on stable economic or fiscal ground is fooling themselves."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Being, Crisis, Nation)

"Now, having had this experience, I can't say really what they were looking for. I don't know their minds. But every time I see a reality show, it seems that the most entertaining parts on other reality shows are when they make their guests look foolish."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Time, Experience, Guests, Now, Reality)

"Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Cowards, Fighting, Fool, Heroes)

"A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Fool)

"A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool."
- Moliere
(Related: Fool)

"To marry a fool is to be no fool."
- Moliere
(Related: Fool)

"I was the class clown so I was used to performing and fooling around in front of my friends."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Class, Friends)

"My mom and dad just loved the fact that I fooled around. They just embraced it. They'd always kind of enjoy it, and they liked it when I made them laugh."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Dad, Mom, Fact)

"I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Blessings, Fools, Hate, Titles)

"Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Fools, Fortune)

"Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come."
- Baron de Montesquieu
(Related: Content, Fool, Generations)

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Fool, Succeed, World)

"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Content, Fool, Future, Generations)

"Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Cause, World)

"The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Americans, Majority, Weapons)

"Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public."
- Robert Morley
(Related: Work, Fool, Public)

"One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear."
- J. B. Morton
(Related: Wife, Being, Fool, May)

"Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with, simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Fools)

"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
(Related: God, Disease, Fools, Trees)

"I feel as though I've fooled the world into thinking I'm an adult and now they're letting me procreate."
- George Murray
(Related: Now, Thinking, World)

"The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Time, Blood, Fool, Will)

"A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Life, Fool, Labor, Man, Reward)

"When I left school I went on trip around the world - I only got as far as Australia, but like a bloody fool I cut it short because of a girl. It's probably one of my big regrets in life."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Life, Fool, School, World)

"Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Thought, People, Character, Fool, Man, Nixon, President)

"Nations have come under the control of haters and fools."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Control, Fools, Nations)

"Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise."
- George Orwell
(Related: Life, People, Balance, Fun, Suffering)

"The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow."
- William Osler
(Related: Age, Wisdom, Foolishness, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart."
- Al Pacino
(Related: Heart, Eye, Fool)

"If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Greece, Living, Reason, Rome)

"We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Time)

"There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Deeds, Memory, Remorse, Repentance, Spirits, World)

"Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Fools, Reason)

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Men, God, Wrong)

"Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Flies, Fools, Party, Study)

"To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's."
- William Penn
(Related: Fool, Man)

"Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Wedding, People, Church, Delight, Fools, Poor)

"Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Wife, People, Delight, Fools, Man, Poor)

"Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Complexity, Fools)

"You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Fool, Job)

"It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Advice, Fool)

"You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance."
- Eden Phillpotts
(Related: Life, Chance, Fool)

"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something."
- Plato
(Related: Men, Fools)

"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Faith, Fools, Friends, Self)

"The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Nature, Fool)

"Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Time, Men, Example, Fact, Fools, Old, Praise, Youth)

"For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Government, Fools)

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Fear, Angels, Fools)

"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Fear, Angels, Fools)

"Fools admire, but men of sense approve."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Men, Fools, Sense)

"Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Fools, Pride, Vice)

"As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated because privacy basically means concealment. People conceal things in order to fool other people about them. They want to appear healthier than they are, smarter, more honest and so forth."
- Richard Posner
(Related: People, Fool, Order, Privacy, Want)

"Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Fool, Man, Risk, Shyness)

"I have maintained a passionate interest in education, which leads me occasionally to make foolish and ill-considered remarks alleging that not everything is well in our schools."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Education, Interest, Schools)

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Idea, Argument, Ideals, Right)

"Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Fools)

"If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: First, Fool)

"How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?"
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Present)

"Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly."
- George Raft
(Related: Women, Gambling, Rest)

"Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly."
- George Raft
(Related: Women, Gambling, Rest)

"Only a genius can play a fool."
- Michael Rapaport
(Related: Genius, Fool, Play)

"American education has been littered with failed fads and foolish ideas for the past century."
- Diane Ravitch
(Related: Education, Ideas, American, Past)

"Any fool can say he is wise but only someone wise can admit he is a fool."
- Michael Reed
(Related: Fool)

"The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love."
- Theodor Reik
(Related: Love, Fool, Man, Will)

"A lot of my friends were fooling around with drugs then."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Drugs, Friends)

"It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them."
- Cardinal De Retz
"To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Fool, Risk)

"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of."
- Charles Richards
"This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks of any other water besides this, is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects."
- George Ripley
(Related: Mercury, Water)

"Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?"
- Pat Robertson
(Related: History, Politics, Folly, Fool)

"I was always a show-off - as a kid I was never afraid to make a fool of myself, and I guess that's still true."
- Ann Robinson
(Related: Fool)

"People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can't win, and when he brings out the line-up card."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Manager, People, Fool)

"The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them, as may suit his own interest."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Interest, May)

"If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Company, Fools, Loss, Man, Witty)

"The heart is forever making the head its fool."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Heart, Fool)

"The intellect is always fooled by the heart."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Heart, Intellect)

"As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"Yes, I now that you feel you are not strong enough. That's what the enemy thinks too. But we're gonna fool them."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Enemy, Fool, Now)

"I'm not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!"
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Fool, Hell)

"You can fool a person into going to see a movie with a good trailer."
- Nile Rodgers
(Related: Fool)

"Music is the one part of the entertainment business where you can't fool anybody into buying a record."
- Nile Rodgers
(Related: Business, Music, Buying, Entertainment, Fool)

"Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present."
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
(Related: Envy, Fools, Past, Present)

"A fool and his money are soon elected."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Money, Fool)

"Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Men, Thought, Now, Years)

"I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn't, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn't very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Fool, Lady, Man, Press, Rest)

"When someone's acting for a scene, they can fool the camera. But in everyday life, unless you're watching and censoring yourself every minute, or spending all your time in the company of ladies, what you feel is bound to show in your eyes."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Time, Life, Acting, Company, Eyes, Fool, Ladies)

"Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary."
- Julius Rosenwald
(Related: Man, Proof)

"We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Education, Strength, Man, Reason)

"A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Fool, Man, Quotation, Wit)

"A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it."
- Carl T. Rowan
(Related: Fools, Minority, Right)

"It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son - and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Son, Fool, Man, Woman, Years)

"Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Time, Women, Man, Woman)

"It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Son, Fool, Man, Woman, Years)

"A fool and her money are soon courted."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Money, Fool)

"His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Knowledge, Nothing)

"Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Life, God, Evolution, Laws, Man, Religious)

"Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Men, Work, Trade)

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: People, Fanatics, Fools, World)

"I'm delighted by how Nobody's Fool turned out. It was a rare movie."
- Richard Russo
(Related: Fool)

"My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!"
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Care, Fool, Poor, Thinking)

"But even gold is not everything: and only a fanatic, and a rather foolish fanatic, would say that this style of fiction summed up and exhausted all the good that fiction could give and do."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: Fiction, Gold, Style)

"Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Being, Fool)

"In Greece wise men speak and fools decide."
- George Santayana
(Related: Men, Fools, Greece)

"The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool."
- George Santayana
(Related: Fool, Man, Will)

"Solving a problem created by debt... by creating more debt is a fool's errand."
- Olivier Sarkozy
(Related: Debt, Fool)

"Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness."
- May Sarton
(Related: Discipline, Creation, Day, Foolishness, Living, Order, Play)

"Jamie's gonna go take a break now, and i am going to continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself and go ahead and try it myself."
- Adam Savage
(Related: Fool, Now)

"He lives to build, not boast, a generous race; No tenth transmitter of a foolish face."
- Richard Savage
(Related: Race)

"No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool."
- George Savile
(Related: Cunning, Fool, Knave, Man, Play, Weakness, Wit)

"I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Feelings, Conviction, Emotions, Fools, Sharing)

"The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Fools, Majority)

"How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper."
- Olive Schreiner
(Related: Thoughts, Fools)

"The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Fool, Man, Misfortune, Unhappiness)

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Fool, Succeed, World)

"Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Evil, Madness, Nothing)

"Looking back on my life, I wish I'd stepped forward and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger - because when you do, you find out you can do it."
- William Sessions
(Related: Life, Fool)

"It's not about how loud you turn the amp up. That's not what makes it sound big. What makes it sound big is fooling around with different delays and reverb settings."
- Brian Setzer
(Related: Sound)

"The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world."
- Thomas Shadwell
(Related: Fool, Haste, World)

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Fool, Wit, Witty)

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Fool, Man)

"When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Fools)

"I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!"
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Experience, Travel, Fool)

"If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity."
- William Shatner
(Related: Dignity, Fool)

"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Art, Education, Science, Folly, Fool, Philosophy, Superstition, University)

"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Love, Curiosity, First, First love, Foolishness)

"Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Power, Men, Fools)

"I'm dealing with fools and trolls and soft targets. It's just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee. I don't have time for these clowns."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Time, Clowns, Coffee, First, Fools)

"I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Heart, Blood, Constitution, Dying, Fools, Man)

"A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Play)

"A fool and his words are soon parted."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Fool, Words)

"In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out."
- Thomas Shepard
(Related: Love, Wisdom, People, Grace)

"For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!"
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Friend, Abuse, Praise, Vanity)

"To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool."
- Robert E. Sherwood
(Related: Fool, Man, Play)

"My grandmother had a Miss Margaret's School of Dance to teach tap and ballet to kids, but I never studied it. I was raised a Mormon and they're dancing fools. It's the only vice they have - dancing."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Dance, Ballet, Dancing, Fools, Kids, Mormon, School, Vice)

"Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Argument, First, Fool, Ridicule)

"I don't really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Life, Love, Music, People, Fool, Mind, World)

"Dare to wear the foolish clown face."
- Frank Sinatra
"There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool."
- Diogenes of Sinope
(Related: Difference, Fool, Man)

"If I'm successful in fooling a wire service, I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: Successful, Service)

"It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: Fool)

"Black women as a group have never been fools. We couldn't afford to be."
- Barbara Smith
(Related: Women, Fools)

"It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies."
- Maggie Smith
(Related: Elderly, Fools, Ladies)

"People have the power to redeem the work of fools."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Power, Work, People, Fools)

"Foolish many said; foolish many, many believed."
- Thomas V. Smith
"No man made great by death offers more hope to lowly pride than does Abraham Lincoln; for while living he was himself so simple as often to be dubbed a fool."
- Thomas V. Smith
(Related: Death, Hope, Fool, Living, Man, Pride)

"Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning."
- King Solomon
(Related: Wisdom, God, First, Fools, Learning, Noses)

"A fool is wise in his eyes."
- King Solomon
(Related: Eyes, Fool)

"Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool."
- Sophocles
(Related: Love, Fool)

"Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness."
- Sophocles
(Related: Sister, Foolishness, Wickedness)

"The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: People, Democracy, Leaders, Mistakes, News, Political leaders, Self)

"I am the fool, and must be the sufferer, if it be not of God."
- Joanna Southcott
(Related: God, Fool)

"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Men, Folly, Fools, Result, World)

"I know a lot of people think I'm dumb. Well, at least I ain't no educated fool."
- Leon Spinks
(Related: People, Dumb, Fool)

"It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last."
- Dusty Springfield
(Related: Popular, Will)

"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Knowledge, Fool, Fools, Right)

"In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Fear, Fools, Majority, Mankind)

"When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer, anyway."
- Paul Stanley
(Related: Death, Health, Soul, Creativity, Drugs, Nothing)

"The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered."
- Richard Steele
(Related: Fool, Pity)

"I think I've been able to fool a lot of people because I know I'm a dork. I'm a geek."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: People, Fool)

"New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal. Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Walking)

"There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Money, Time, Fool, Now)

"Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart. Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines."
- Rod Stewart
(Related: Love, Heart, Fool, Law, Spirit)

"The first rule to living in America is 'Stop tap dancing, you fool!'."
- Ryan Stiles
(Related: America, Dancing, First, Living)

"The point is, when you have a chance to have a big adventure, especially if, like in your case, it doesn't hurt anyone, it's just plain foolish not to take it."
- Mink Stole
(Related: Adventure, Chance, Hurt)

"One has to be foolish or irredeemably stupid to believe that anything good can come to Europe from the land of presumed opportunity."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Opportunity, Europe, Land)

"To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation as two opposites seems foolish to me."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Contrast, Cooperation, Opposites, Solidarity)

"Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed to walk through vast crowds of people, their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: People, American, Crowds, Faces, First, Wives)

"The story of my very first sale is the fact that I dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance company out of several hundred thousand dollars."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Company, Fact, First)

"That's the penalty we have to pay for our acts of foolishness, someone else always suffers for them."
- Alfred Sutro
(Related: Foolishness)

"The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Actors, Difficulty, Sound)

"I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: First, Fool, Kissing, Wonder)

"As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Fool, Man, May, Modesty, Sense, Will, Woman)

"My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Kiss, Fool, Wine)

"Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Fool, Tongue, Will)

"To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Fool, Man, Succeed, World)

"I don't fool myself. I can't see myself doing Shakespeare."
- Sharon Tate
(Related: Fool, Shakespeare)

"It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure."
- James Taylor
(Related: Failure, Relationships, Years)

"He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Fool, Gold, Neighbors)

"People just automatically say 'If this guy is George and Barbara Bush's son, we don't have any question about those personal qualities that we were fooled on by Clinton.'"
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Son, People, Question)

"Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Thoughts, Care, Fool, Speech, Words)

"Eddie Drake is sort of this loose cannon, funny, edgy guy, who has this really foolish, foolish mustache."
- Lee Tergesen
(Related: Funny)

"Baseball must be a great game to survive the fools who run it."
- Bill Terry
(Related: Baseball, Fools)

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Fool, Shame)

"For us to think we can enjoy, understand and practice the Christian religion with just Matthew to Revelation is foolishness."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Religion, Christian, Foolishness, Practice)

"A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Successful, Fool, Ladies, Man, Now, Ugly)

"It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Love, Doubt)

"It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience."
- Twyla Tharp
"I wasn't absolutely too sure where the Falklands was, and I didn't want to make a bloody fool of myself."
- Denis Thatcher
(Related: Fool, Want)

"Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Fool, May, Now, Vanity)

"These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Love, God, Fool, Man, Poems, Praise)

"Rush Limbaugh is good for the party. Drive it all the way down, take it down as low as it can go, make complete fools of themselves, because it's always darkest before the dawn, and then maybe a moderate can come in and rescue them."
- Evan Thomas
(Related: Dawn, Fools, Party)

"No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Fool, Man, May)

"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Fool, Mind, Will)

"And to stick our head in the sand and pretend that we are somehow safer if we do not know or to pretend we are somehow safer if we limit our options seems to me not only foolish but actually dangerous."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Options)

"You can fool too many of the people too much of the time."
- James Thurber
(Related: Time, People, Fool)

"Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools."
- John Tillotson
(Related: Men, Fools, Zeal)

"Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can't beat them, and if you can't beat them, join them, as they say. As I've got older I've become very interested in that part of the work."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Work, Fear, Actors, Fool)

"A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not."
- Dalton Trumbo
(Related: Marriage, Earth, Fool)

"As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves, I had been, for some reason of temperament, more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Boxing, Reason, Temperament)

"The older I get, the less I suffer fools gladly."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Fools)

"A fool and his money are soon parted."
- Thomas Tusser
(Related: Money, Fool)

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Fool)

"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Fools, Right, Trouble)

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
- Mark Twain
(Related: People, Doubt, Fool, Open)

"That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Being, Fame, Fool, Fortune)

"A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Arguments, Fool, Talking)

"A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world."
- John Updike
(Related: Leadership, Men, Quality, People, Goodness, Madness, World)

"The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Being, Living)

"I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Day, Fool, Order, World)

"I try not to kid myself. You know, I don't mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous."
- Bill Veeck
(Related: Fool, Mind, Pretty)

"You can sway an audience if you win the women over. The gentlemen will follow 'cause they can be so foolish like that at times, they are easily led."
- Johnny Vegas
(Related: Women, Gentlemen, Will)

"Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?"
- Judith Viorst
(Related: Superstition, Wood)

"I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Animals, Day, Fool, Night)

"Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods."
- Jon Voight
(Related: Cunning, Fool)

"Prejudices are what fools use for reason."
- Voltaire
(Related: Fools, Reason)

"Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool."
- Voltaire
(Related: Fool, Knave, Will)

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."
- Voltaire
(Related: Fools)

"It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere."
- Voltaire
(Related: Fools)

"People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools."
- Alice Walker
(Related: People, Appearance, Foolishness, Fools)

"So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today."
- Mika Waltari
(Related: Heart, Hope, Errors, Future, Learning, Man, Nothing, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"I always loved my mother, felt loved, but she was judgmental. Her father in Ireland didn't approve of women generally, and she took on his values. She believed her own mother was foolish."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Women, Mother, Father, Values, Ireland)

"The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey her husband has sent more women to the grave than to the courts for a divorce."
- Lemuel K. Washburn
(Related: Women, Wife, HusbDivorce, Grave)

"The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it."
- George Washington
(Related: Character, Practice, Sense, Swearing, Vice)

"Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it."
- Frank Wedekind
(Related: Art, Fool, Luck)

"Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Ideas, Fools, Force, Nothing)

"Sanctions and negotiations can be very ineffective, and indeed foolish, unless the people you are talking with and negotiating with and trying to reach agreements with are people who can be trusted to keep their word."
- Caspar Weinberger
(Related: People, Talking, Trying, Word)

"A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place."
- Stanley Weiser
(Related: Money, First, Fool)

"Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me."
- Orson Welles
(Related: HusbGirlfriend, Fool)

"Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Chance, Fool, Paradise)

"He who hesitates is a damned fool."
- Mae West
(Related: Fool)

"Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Imagination, Knowledge, Act, Fools)

"Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Ideas, First, Foolishness)

"I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool."
- Katherine Whitehorn
(Related: Fool)

"Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Fools, Old)

"Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all."
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Related: Power, Fools, Fortune, Gold, Plants)

"Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: People, Danger, Fools, Rest, World)

"But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Life, Fool, Fools)

"I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Proof, Thinking)

"You don't have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting. When you're younger you don't want to look a fool, so you don't do things that might make you vulnerable."
- Tom Wilkinson
(Related: Acting, Being, Fool, Sense, Want)

"Everyone who comes out does a very foolish thing in bringing such a quantity of clothes that he never wants."
- William John Wills
(Related: Clothes, Quantity)

"Always remember, money isn't everything - but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Money, Fool, Nonsense, Talking)

"I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously."
- Jeanette Winterson
"Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Money, Fame, Wrong)

"I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others."
- John Woolman
(Related: God, Men, Wisdom, Truth, Cause, Fool, Simplicity)

"A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Age, Drinks, Fool, Man)

"He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool; what is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold?"
- William Wycherley
(Related: Wife, Fool, Man, Wit)

"More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars and motorcycles are in the works."
- Brock Yates
(Related: Books, Foolishness, Racing)

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Men, Work, Day, Fool, Heaven, Reform, Tomorrow)

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform."
- Edward Young
(Related: Work, Day, Fools, Reform, Tomorrow)

"Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die."
- Edward Young
(Related: Men, Fools, May)

"Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed."
- Edward Young
(Related: Fool)

"Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish."
- Timothy Zahn
(Related: Illusion, Luck)

"No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man."
- Israel Zangwill
(Related: Christian, Fool, Man)

"Those who realize their folly are not true fools."
- Zhuangzi
(Related: Folly, Fools)

"It would be foolhardy to count on the conscience of the world."
- Stefan Zweig
(Related: Conscience, World)