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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
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
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.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone.
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.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
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.
Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
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.
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
Always remember, money isn't everything - but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense.
Dad wouldn't let me fool with his guitar much, because I'm left-handed, and I'd pick it up upside down. But I remember learning to sing 'Paper Doll,' the Mills Brothers song - this was during the war - and I remember my dad taking me down to one of those little record booths where you could make spoken letters to send home.
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.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard P. Feynman
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.
Johann Georg Hamann
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