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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.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard P. Feynman
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
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
I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.
It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
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 quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
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.
If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
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
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 would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool - and I'm not any of those - to say that I don't write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
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?
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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