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The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
Charles Caleb Colton
Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.
We can't fool ourselves that they will ever be enough to overthrow Capitalism. If we're serious about that we need to organise ourselves in our workplaces and communities, making the links with other workers internationally.
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
H. L. Mencken
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
By 2003, every fool was getting into real estate. The checkout girl at my local supermarket handed me her newly printed real estate agent business card.
I would be a fool to deny my own abilities.
You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance.
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
It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought.
Only the aspirants for president are fool enough to believe what they read in the newspapers.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That's the truth. And on that note, I'll say goodnight. God love you.
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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