Fools Quotes

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Alexander Pope
“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”
Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

Søren Kierkegaard
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
Soren Kierkegaard

Winston S. Churchill
“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
Winston S. Churchill

Dale Carnegie
“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Lord Byron
“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”
George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron)

Arthur Schopenhauer
“The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, Religion: A Dialogue and Other Essays

Robert Jordan
“A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.”
Robert Jordan, Winter's Heart

Mae West
“He who hesitates is a damned fool.”
Mae West

William Shakespeare
“When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”
William Shakespeare, King Lear

George R.R. Martin
“The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Agatha Christie
“The young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.”
Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage

Thomas Jefferson
“Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth. Let us reflect that it is inhabited by a thousand millions of people. That these profess probably a thousand different systems of religion. That ours is but one of that thousand. That if there be but one right, and ours that one, we should wish to see the 999 wandering sects gathered into the fold of truth. But against such a majority we cannot effect this by force. Reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments. To make way for these, free enquiry must be indulged; and how can we wish others to indulge it while we refuse it ourselves.”
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Always remember... Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot

Ray Bradbury
“We're all fools," said Clemens, "all the time. It's just we're a different kind each day. We think, I'm not a fool today. I've learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we're not perfect and live accordingly.”
Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man

George W. Bush
“There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”
George W. Bush

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Jennifer A. Nielsen
“Everyone gets scared at times. It's only the fools who won't admit it.”
Jennifer A. Nielsen, The Runaway King

Molière
“A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.”
Moliere

Ruta Sepetys
“I became good at pretending. I became so good that after a while the lines blurred between my truth and fiction. And sometimes, when I did a really good job of pretending, I even fooled myself.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Stephen King
“We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.”
Stephen King, Duma Key

Baruch Spinoza
“Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.”
Baruch De Spinoza, Ethics

Idowu Koyenikan
“A genius in the wrong position could look like a fool.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Shannon L. Alder
“Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide.”
Shannon L. Alder

Mark Twain
“Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Stephen Fry
“Compromise is a stalling between two fools.”
Stephen Fry

Benjamin Franklin
“Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.”
Benjamin Franklin, Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Lauren Oliver
“What glitters may not be gold; and even wolves may smile; and fools will be led by promises to their deaths.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven

Marcus Porcius Cato
“Wise men profit more by fools than fools by wise men.”
Marcus Porcius Cato

Zaman Ali
“A society without democracy is a society of slaves and fools.”
Zaman Ali, Zamanism: Wealth of the People

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