He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals.
Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)
Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet
How many fools does it take to make up a public?
Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)
Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright
When he said we were trying to make a fool of him, I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it.
Author: Ilka Chase (1905)
Profession: American Author, Actor
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
Author: Marcus T. Cicero
Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician
A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
Author: John Churton Collins
A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher
The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.
Author: Isaac Disraeli
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)
Profession: British Novelist
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)
Profession: British Psychologist
Fools are without number.
In short, no association or alliance can be happy or stable without me. People can't long tolerate a ruler, nor can a master his servant, a maid her mistress, a teacher his pupil, a friend his friend nor a wife her husband, a landlord his tenant, a soldier his comrade nor a party-goer his companion, unless they sometimes have illusions about each other, make use of flattery, and have the sense to turn a blind eye and sweeten life for themselves with the honey of folly.
The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.
Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist
There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.
Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company
Most fools think they are only ignorant.
Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat