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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.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it 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 first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard P. Feynman
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
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.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
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
It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.
If we don't plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don't have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don't have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.
Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
Charles de Montesquieu
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.
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.
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
The 'good' mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the 'bad' mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good.
You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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