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Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
Self-censorship is a lie to yourself; if you are going to be trying to seriously create art, to create literary art, and you decide to hold back, to censor yourself, then you are a fool to yourself and it would be better that you kept your mouth shut and did not speak.
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
Ursula K. Le Guin
A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
Robert Pattinson has the face of a film-noir dupe. It's a face that is searching and open and kind. It's a face that a certain type of woman might want to fool because, in its intensely old-fashioned kindness, the face says, I love you. Fool me.
I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.
Leadership can't be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can't fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.
If I'm given an opportunity to do something, I do it. Or else I fool around with it.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I'm not afraid to make a fool of myself.
It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.
James A. Garfield
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
Miguel de Cervantes
Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
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.
Almost everybody's happy to be a fool for love.
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 B. Macaulay
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.
Charles de Montesquieu
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Charles de Montesquieu
Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
I don't care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things.
Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
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.
No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
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