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If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.
Honore de Balzac
Silence is the wit of fools.
The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
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.
Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
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.
People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
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.
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.
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.
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.
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.
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
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.
The glittering baits of titles and honours are only for children and fools.
Jane Welsh Carlyle
I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.
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
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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