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Fools And Foolishness Quotes

Spinoza Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs of his neighbor.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

Author: Maurice Freehill

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A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet

There are four types of men in this world: 1. The man who knows, and knows that he knows; he is wise, so consult him. 2. The man who knows, but doesn't know that he knows; help him not forget what he knows. 3. The man who knows not, and knows that he knows not; teach him. 4. Finally, there is the man who knows not but pretends that he knows; he is a fool, so avoid him.

Author: Ibn Gabirol

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Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)

Profession: British Novelist

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more likely to complicate the simple.

Author: Gerald W. Grumet

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No one but a fool is always right.

Author: David Hare (1947)

Profession: British Playwright, Director

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.

Author: Cynthia Heimel

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Why fools are endowed by nature with voices so much louder than sensible people possess is a mystery. It is a fact emphasized throughout history.

Author: Hertzler

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Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.

Author: Michael Korda (1919)

Profession: American publisher