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It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought.

Tags: Thought  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

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

Tags: Life, Wise  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.

Tags: Life, Wise  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Tags: Doubt, Thought  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

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.

Tags: Cannot, Time  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.

Tags: Men, Truth  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Tags: Brainy, Doubt  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Tags: Doubt, Keep  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Tags: Himself, Wise  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Tags: Foolish, Witty  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.

Tags: Devil, Neighbors  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

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.

Tags: Happiness, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Fortunately I didn't get educated because if I'd got educated I'd be an educated fool now.

Tags: Educated  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.

Tags: Real, Write  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.

Tags: Accept, Learn  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

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

Tags: Country, Power  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

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

Tags: Destiny, Failure  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.

Tags: Become, Wise  ✍ Author: William Blake

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.

Tags: Become, Wise  ✍ Author: William Blake

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

Tags: Tree, Wise  ✍ Author: William Blake

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Tags: Lie, Truth  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

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.

Tags: Great, Yourself  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

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.

Tags: Age, Happy  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

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

Tags: Hope, Human  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons.

Tags: Enough, Politics  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon
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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.

Tags: Champion, Die  ✍ Author: William Carey

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.

Tags: Sleep, Small  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

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

Tags: Courage, Failure  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.

Tags: Err, Error  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.

Tags: Error, Nature  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.

Tags: Forget, Others  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

Tags: Love, Wise  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Every success story has a parent who says, 'over my dead body.' Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says, when you're acting the fool, 'you know I worry about you sometimes.'

Tags: Old, Success  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.

Tags: Become, Freedom  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life.

Tags: Life, Tried  ✍ Author: Erasmus Darwin

Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.

Tags: Happy, Time  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.

Tags: Playing, Winning  ✍ Author: Antonio Davis

You fool around with different pitches playing catch, but it's not the same when you've got to face some guy with a bat in his hand.

Tags: Face, Playing  ✍ Author: Chili Davis

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

Tags: Wise, Wonders  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.

Tags: Once, Opinion  ✍ Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Being flirty is a way of letting a guy know you're interested without making a fool out of yourself.

Tags: Making, Yourself  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.

Tags: Wife, Wise  ✍ Author: George Eliot

A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.

Tags: Late, Past  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

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

Tags: Cannot, Keep  ✍ Author: Jim Elliot

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.

Tags: Prosperity, Wise  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Tags: Sense, Talk  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

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

Tags: Principle, Yourself  ✍ Author: Richard P. Feynman

The party lines don't change, that's what makes them a party and you'd be a fool to think that just because there's a black man in there it's not gonna change the real foundation of the system. Especially when you look at his largest contributor to his campaign, AIG, one of the culprits in the economic meltdown itself.

Tags: Change, Real  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.

Tags: Success, Try  ✍ Author: W. C. Fields

Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.

Tags: Everyone, Friend  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.

Tags: Himself, Wise  ✍ Author: Anatole France

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

Tags: Complain, Fools  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.

Tags: Mother, Woman  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

Tags: Travel, Wise  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.

Tags: Travels, Wise  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!

Tags: Hell, Wise  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

I do not support peace in the Middle East. And I do not support Arafat. He is a stupid, incompetent fool!

Tags: Peace, Stupid  ✍ Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.

Tags: Else, Speak  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.

Tags: Small, Trying  ✍ Author: James A. Garfield

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

Tags: Motivational, Wise  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Tags: Friends, Wise  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

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.

Tags: Greatest, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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.

Tags: Education, May  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

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

Tags: Travel, Wise  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.

Tags: Makes, She  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

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

Tags: Five, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.

Tags: Living, Love  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I'm not afraid to make a fool of myself.

Tags: Age, Yourself  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am.

Tags: Education, Less  ✍ Author: Alice James

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.

Tags: Done, Job  ✍ Author: Brion James

A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.

Tags: May, Sense  ✍ Author: Anna Jameson

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

Tags: Anyone, Perception  ✍ Author: Angelina Jolie

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

Tags: Him, Understand  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

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

Tags: Artist, Himself  ✍ Author: Pauline Kael

I am a wife-made man.

Tags: Born, Work  ✍ Author: Danny Kaye

When I'm writing, I look like a fool because the parts are moving through me and I'm crying and laughing and making faces.

Tags: Moving, Writing  ✍ Author: Zoe Kazan

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.

Tags: Needs, Woman  ✍ Author: Rudyard Kipling

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.

Tags: Win, Wise  ✍ Author: Louis L\'Amour

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

Tags: Learning, Wise  ✍ Author: Bruce Lee

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

Tags: Enough, Temper  ✍ Author: Bruce Lee

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.

Tags: Idea, Off  ✍ Author: Bruce Lee

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.

Tags: Old, Young  ✍ Author: Harold MacMillan

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.

Tags: Freedom, Politics  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

Tags: Once, Wise  ✍ Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

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.

Tags: Facts, Music  ✍ Author: Bob Marley

It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.

Tags: Reader, Unsafe  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

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.

Tags: Enemy, Woman  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.

Tags: Compassion, Happiness  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois

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.

Tags: After, Necessary  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.

Tags: Married, May  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

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.

Tags: Labor, Life  ✍ Author: George Jean Nathan

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.

Tags: Life, School  ✍ Author: Ben Nicholson

Almost everybody's happy to be a fool for love.

Tags: Happy, Love  ✍ Author: Jack Nicholson

Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.

Tags: Character, Good  ✍ Author: Carroll O\'Connor

It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.

Tags: Hard, Heart  ✍ Author: Al Pacino

To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's.

Tags: Bad, Enough  ✍ Author: William Penn

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.

Tags: Friendship, Yourself  ✍ Author: Laurence J. Peter

The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.

Tags: Happy, Nature  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.

Tags: Looking, Wish  ✍ Author: Lily Rabe

Only a genius can play a fool.

Tags: Genius  ✍ Author: Michael Rapaport

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