Monday, 15 October 2012

Fools

A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him. - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does. - Marilyn vos Savant

A fool must now and then be right, by chance. - William Cowper

A fool will be exposed to all as soon as he opens his mouth, but when he learns to guard his tongue, he will be considered wise. - Unknown

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.  - Moliere

A man who tells you he's no fool has his suspicions. - Ken Alstad

An erudite fool is a greater fool than an ignorant fool. - Jean Baptiste Moliere

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. - Dale Carnegie

As a fish out of his native element, so is the fool in the society of the wise. - William Scott Downey

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed. - Edward Young

Better to listen to the wind ... than to waste time with the words of a fool. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Even a fool learns something once it hits him. - Homer

Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool. - Aesop

Fools and scissors require good handling. - Japanese Proverb

Fools are like other folks as long as they are silent. - Danish Proverb

Fools are very often found united in the strictest intimacy, as the lighter kinds of wood can be the most closely glued together. - Eliza Cook

Fool’s haste is no speed. - Unknown

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. - Alexander Pope

Give a fool enough rope and he will hang himself. - Unknown

He is a fool who leaves things close at hand to follow what is out of reach. - Plutarch

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott

He must be a thorough fool who can learn nothing from his own folly. - Eliza Cook

He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever. - Tom J. Connelly

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. - Carl Gustav Jung

If you follow a fool, you are a fool yourself. - Jamaican Proverb

It is a fool’s prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak. - William Shakespeare

It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf its confessor. - Italian Proverb

It is a fool's privilege to laugh at an intelligent man. - Jean de la Bruyere

It is a fool's sheep that breaks loose twice. - West African Proverb

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

Its better to be thought of as a fool and to surprise people once in a while than to be thought of as a brain and to let people down when they need you the most. - Julie Melanson

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. - Voltaire

Learned fools are the greatest of all fools. - German Proverb

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. - Pulilius Syrus

Like gold in the hands of a savage are the sayings of wisdom in the mouth of a fool. - Edward Counsel

Man is so perfectable and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

No fools are so troublesome as those who have some wit. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Only a fool hates that which he knows nothing about. - Unknown

Only a fool tests the depth of water with both feet. - Unknown

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

The best way to convince a fool he is wrong is to let him have his way. - Josh Billings

The fool who is aware of his foolishness is wise at least to that extent, but the fool who thinks himself wise is a fool indeed. - Unknown

The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live. - Epicurus

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools. - Nicolas Chamfort

Those who realize their folly are not true fools. - Chuang Tzu

While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more likely to complicate the simple. - Gerald W. Grummet

You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish – only if the folly of it escapes you. - Jim Fiebig

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

You can’t separate a fool from their foolishness. You got to separate yourself from that fool. - Unknown

Young men think old men are fools – old men know young men to be so. - George Chapman 

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