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You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools.
Most kids are smarter than most grown-ups. Kids see the world in black and white... They look through all the garbage and see a world run by fools and dullards and lazy people. And there's nothing they can do about it because they have no power.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you.
Nothing fools you better than the lie you tell yourself.
I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings.
Mary Wortley Montagu
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
Fatigue makes fools of us all. It robs you of your skills and your judgment, and it blinds you to creative solutions. It's the best-conditioned athlete, not the most talented, who generally wins when the going gets tough.
People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
I like attractive people who aren't so terribly aware that they are attractive... people who aren't afraid to roll on the floor and make fools out of themselves.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.
Mom spent the time that she was supposed to be a kid actully raising children, her younger brother and younger sister. She was tough as nails and did not suffer fools at all. And the truth was she could not afford to. She spoke the truth, bluntly, directly, and without much varnish. I am her son.
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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