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Any fool can say he is wise but only someone wise can admit he is a fool.
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
The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
I'd be a fool to be in this for the money.
To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool.
Robert E. Sherwood
Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods.
I consider writing practice a true Zen practice because it all comes back at you. You can't fool anyone because it's on the page.
As soon as you become afraid to make a fool of yourself, you're in trouble. I decided I may as well just see if I can live with myself making millions of mistakes and learn something from it.
Some say Edward Snowden is a hero and a patriot. Others say he's a fool and a traitor. The evidence is mounting that the guy who leaked the details about the National Security Agency's Internet-eavesdropping program may be something more sinister - namely, a willing tool in China's ongoing cyberwar against our nation.
Arthur L. Herman
I really love pets. They're like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can't fool them.
I guess if you're stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool.
I'm not scared to look like a complete fool in front of people. It's just not one of my insecurities.
It's impossible to work under conditions where they confused negativity with objectivity. You can't fool the fans.
Look, at the same time that I don't want to be a celebrity, I understand that when you make movies you put yourself out in the public eye. I'd be a baby and a fool to be like, 'Why are there cameras taking pictures of me?' when I'm on a billboard for a movie. I think that's a very absurd concept.
As a child, I was a clown. I didn't hesitate to make a fool of myself and I would love to completely take on wacky characters.
A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.
You'd be a fool or a deluded idealist to think ethics would be prominent on Wall Street. That is not a statement against people in the money business, just a fact.
The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
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.
I wasn't absolutely too sure where the Falklands was, and I didn't want to make a bloody fool of myself.
You can't fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights.
The most compelling evidence for God's existence is Christ. If God does not exist, then Christ was the biggest fool who ever lived.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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