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Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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.
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.
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
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.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
To obfuscate the reconstruction of the effect - when a magician is fooled by another magician doing magic. In my career that's not been the major passion, but it's been the passion of a number of my mentors. The crowning achievement for them would be to create magic good enough to fool other magicians.
The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
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.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
Charles de Montesquieu
It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
In Shakespeare's world, characters cannot trust their senses. Is the ghost in Hamlet true and truthful, or is it a demon, tempting young Hamlet into murderous sin? Is Juliet dead or merely sleeping? Does Lear really stand at the edge of a great cliff? Or has the Fool deceived him to save his life?
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.
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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