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I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
I never, ever have seen media this way. It's almost indescribable. Making up stories, refusing to run real stories. It's making themselves look like utter fools. There's no journalism, there is no media. There's pure, full-fledged advocacy here.
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
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.
Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us.
E. T. Bell
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
People have the power to redeem the work of fools.
If we are just specks of dust hit by lightning, if we have no spark of God in us, why not just take whatever we can and devil take the hindmost? I mean, we are fools not to do that if there is no right or wrong.
It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.
I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.
I have felt in my very blood, ever since I was born, a most unconquerable hatred towards the whole tribe of fools, and it arises from the fact that I feel myself a blockhead whenever I am in their company.
Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
The glittering baits of titles and honours are only for children and fools.
Jane Welsh Carlyle
In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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