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People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
Frank Lloyd Wright
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
W. Somerset Maugham
Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool.
I got my first guitar when I was 15, and I just used to fool about with it, more or less, as time went by, though, I got more interested.
Any fool can make enough money to survive. It's another thing to keep yourself consistently entertained. It's a lot of work, and a lot of fun, to make a life.
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity.
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.
The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
J. B. Priestley
Making a fool out of yourself and putting it on the Internet is one of the best bonding experiences you could have.
Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
When I was about ten years old, I gave my teacher an April Fool's sandwich, which had a dead goldfish in it.
Almost everybody's happy to be a fool for love.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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