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The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
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.
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
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.
I hate old people, I hate children. I think any celebrity that adopts a child from a third world country is a fool.
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.
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?
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Hunter S. Thompson
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.
W. C. Fields
Fool! Don't you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
Miguel de Unamuno
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
And I love the twist. I love to fool you once, I love to fool you twice, and on the very last page, quite often - very last paragraph sometimes - I like to just play with your perception one more time in a way that makes everything that came before just a little bit different.
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
Laurence J. Peter
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
E. F. Schumacher
Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Otto von Bismarck
My feet have been my best friend for the last 40 years. I've just been a dancing fool on stage, and after awhile you just kind of wear them out.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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