Best 132 of Fools quotes - MyQuotes
In history, as elsewhere, fools rush in, and the angels may perhaps be forgiven if rather than tread in those treacherous paths they tread upon the fools instead.
It is ignorance that is at times incomprehensible to the wise; for instance, he may not see 'the positive person' or 'the negative person' in such a black and white way as many people do. A wise man may not understand it because, as a catalyst of wisdom, but not always wise in his own eyes, even he can learn from and give back to fools. To think that an individual has absolutely nothing to offer to the table is counter-intuitively what the wise man considers to be 'the ignorance of hopelessness'.
Politics to me was the whining of an old braggart too proud to admit his faults and too vain to try something new. All of their agendas and manifestos were nothing but a lucrative offer to deceive the fools and encourage the clever in deceiving more fools.
G. K. Chesterton
There is a certain solid use in fools. It is not so much that they rush in where angels fear to tread, but rather that they let out what devils intend to do.
Justin K. Mcfarlane Beau
Most people do not want to follow a leader, they want to command the leading of a servant.
You can argue with a thousand scholars but not with one fool who thinks he's correct and perfect all the time. It's just simple as a frog in the well thinks its dark, damp well is the whole universe. Secretly trying to imitate, but he knows he cannot change his mindset. He would point out your faults for self satisfaction. Just accept what they say and help them to live a long life!
Today, Will I refuse myself nothing because I am a fool (Eccl 2:10), OR Will I refuse God nothing because He is I AM (Gen 17:1)?
Sitting around fools increases your tolerance
Most of their lives, people are just waiting to be ambushed. ~ Brandon Hull
A fool's mouth is bigger than his brain.
And the fools… well, the fools are there for us to fleece and then to show mercy.
Wise men, fools and lovers,'" Philippe said. "What book contains all three?" "Almost any book.
Wayne Gerard Trotman
Beauty makes fools of the wise.
For a more than miffed Midnight, fate was for emperors, fools and soppy lovers: - fate was the self-important egotism of those doing well, the sheer unbearable arrogance of the living and loved.
All men speak in bitter disapproval of the Devil, but they do it reverently, not flippantly; but Father Adolf's way was very different; he called him by every name he could lay his tongue to, and it made everyone shudder that heard him; and often he would even speak of him scornfully and scoffingly; then the people crossed themselves and went quickly out of his presence, fearing that something fearful might happen.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves and wiser people so full of doubt.
Choose your counsel, company and companions wisely: beware seeking wise words of advice from a fool or expecting informed opinions or decisions from the ignorant.
Sharon Kay Penman
He'd never seen one so vibrant, though, or so vividly compelling... those glowing green eyes sparkling with sunlight and curiosity and silent laughter, and when she glanced in Henry's direction, she held his gaze, a look that was both challenging and enigmatic... He was utterly certain that this was Eleanor of Aquitaine, and no less sure that the French King must be one of God's greatest fools.
We are all fools with our sons. We wipe them and suckle them and all we expect is for them to be grateful to the end of their days.
But fear is no fit means to measure anyone, for fools have no fear, or so I've heard it said.
Justin K. Mcfarlane Beau
The ability to lie, paired with unaccountability, has made a near infinite amount of liabilities.
Wisdom is the greatest speaker in history; nature, second. Folly is the worst speaker in history; fools, second.
Friend," replied Michael Strogoff, "Heaven reward thee for all thou hast done for me!" "Only fools expect reward on earth," replied the mujik.
Real comedy is not when you laugh at an idiot, it's when the idiot laughs at you.
Orson Scott Card
Alvin smiled back, and kissed her. "People talk about fools counting chickens before they hatch. That's nothing. We name them.
Michael Bassey Johnson
There's no shame compared to being beautiful with nothing in your brain, an ugly devil with wits is much better that the former.
Malcolm Gladwell can’t help being a pinhead. He was probably born that way.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Every fool’s greatest success is nothing but to dare to pretend to be clever because this trick works in some people!
Justin K. Mcfarlane Beau
Fools fulfill the worst part of prophecies in books they've never read, and in schools of thought they don't believe in.
It means that you two, precious father and son, would be a pair of knaves if you had sense enough; but, failing in that, you are only a pair of fools!
Wisdom Kwashie Mensah
Fools are bereaft of knowledge. Their ideas are like castle built in the air.
Philosophers, Poets and Fools have similar Consciousness
People who smoke would have probably been regarded as fools or insane, if only a percentage of people who smoke smoked.
But heroes, at times, had to be fools.
If you never see a fool You'll always be happy. The one who keeps company with fools Will be sorry for a long time. It's painful to live with fools, Like being always with an enemy.
There are two kinds of fools: one who is a fool, and one who is afraid of looking like a fool.
A thick-skinned person and a fool are oblivious to the ways of the world.
Being a fool is a billion times better than being blinded by the illusion of intellect.
Fools put trust in promises; The wise in action.
Thomas Love Peacock
Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?
A wise person is silent and rarely wants to show his wisdom. A fool is always vocal and uses every opportunity to show his foolishness.
The are two kinds of people in this modern society. First and the majority are those fools who think they are wise, and second are the few wise individuals who know that they are fools.
Dink, my boy, I'll be a millionaire in ten years. You know what I'm figuring out all this time? I'm going at this scientifically. I'm figuring out the number of fools there are on the top of this globe, classifying 'em, looking out what they want to be fooled on. I'm making an exact science of it." "Go on," said Dink, amused and perplexed, for he was trying to distinguish the serious and the humorous. "What's the principle of a patent medicine?—advertise first, then concoct your medicine. All the science of Foolology is: first, find something all the fools love and enjoy, tell them it's wrong, hammer it into them, give them a substitute and sit back, chuckle, and shovel away the ducats. Bread's wrong, coffee's wrong, beer's wrong. Why, Dink, in the next twenty years all the fools will be feeding on substitutes for everything they want; no salt—denatured sugar—anti-tea—oiloline—peanut butter—whale's milk—et cetera, et ceteray, and blessing the name of the fool-master who fooled them.
I'd been at the mercy of a prick on a power trip, the kind of buttoned-up bantam rooster who gets off on control and then, when you resist him, tells you that you've got issues with control.
Fools are in the majority, and they never lack confidence because a fool believes that being in the majority is proof that one is right.
I don't know everything. No one does, and only the foolish seek to.
When fortune favors fools, it is to punish them for the sake of the wise.
Some fools are educated, rich, and/or famous.
Being rich or famous is the only profound thing that some people have ever said.
The unrecognized genius—that’s an old story. Have you ever thought of a much worse one—the genius recognized too well? ... That a great many men are poor fools who can’t see the best—that’s nothing. One can’t get angry at that. But do you understand about the men who see it and don’t want it?