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Positive Quotes about Fool

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Cute Whimsey

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

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 (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

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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

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

 

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

I am firm; YOU are obstinate; HE is a pig-headed fool.
- Bertrand Russell

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

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

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

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
- James Huneker

If at first you don't succeed,
try, try, and try again.
Then give up.
There's no use being a damned fool about it.
- W. C. Fields

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb.
Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
- Stanley Weiser

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

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

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

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

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
- Donella Meadows

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward,
but he who has hope for it is a fool.
- Albert Camus

My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
- Jonathan Swift

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

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened
by anyone's perception of me.
- Angelina Jolie

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

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
- William Blake

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

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
- Thomas Fuller

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

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
- William Blake

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

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
- J. G. Ballard

The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well,
without attending to appearance.
- Michael Korda

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
- Thomas Fuller

Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars,
but it won't keep the wise from trying.
- Harry Anderson

The young man who has not wept is a savage,
and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
- George Santayana

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

It takes a fool to test how deep the water is with both feet.
- J. Wallace Day

Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more
of a fool not afraid of rejection.
- Billy Joel

The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest
unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
- Franz Schubert

However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.
- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool,
is the happiest creature living.
- Gerald Brenan

I would be a fool to deny my own abilities.
- Julie Andrews

It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
- Joey Skaggs

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

The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is
to make a fool of himself.
- Pauline Kael

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

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
- Ambrose Bierce

You can't fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights.
- Bob Barker

I'm not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration.
To hell with birthdays!
- Norman Rockwell

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

Failure is unimportant.
It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
- Charlie Chaplin

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

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
- Bruce Lee


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