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He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
Don't you understand how dramatic it is to be a comic? To be a fool, to get people to laugh at this show-off? Milton Berle could take Laurence Olivier and stick him under the table if he wanted to. And so could I.
I think I've been able to fool a lot of people because I know I'm a dork. I'm a geek.
A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
If you're going to publish a book, you probably are going to make a fool of yourself.
No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool.
A fool and his words are soon parted.
You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance.
Any fool can be happy. What I'm interested in is satisfaction. There's got to be more to life than just being happy. You've got to be fulfilled. You've got to be satisfied; philosophically satisfied is what I mean.
Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.
Charles de Secondat
I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man.
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.
Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Franklin Pierce Adams
Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
I mean, I think that - as an actress, in particular, I'm basically a fool, and I see the world upside down.
Anna Deavere Smith
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.
The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
Any fool can say he is wise but only someone wise can admit he is a fool.
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.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
You have to muster a certain amount of belief that you're not making a mistake and you're not a fool. And this means you have to have faith.
When the second record came out, they started calling it The Band. I voted to call it The Crackers. I'm no fool.
As for despair, it comes about when I have been a fool and hate myself and despair of my personality. I am prone to gloom, but not depression as such.
Alain de Botton
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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