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Fools And Foolishness Quotes

He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better -- the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read.

Author: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Profession: British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist

A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

Colleges don't make fools, they only develop them.

Author: Geroge Lorimer


Who loves not women, wine and song remains a fool his whole life long.

Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.

Author: Harold Macmillan (1894-1986)

Profession: British Conservative Politician, Prime Minister

A fellow who is always declaring that he's no fool, usually has his suspicions.

Author: Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

Profession: American Author

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Author: Proverb


The fool is always beginning to live.

Author: Proverb


Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.

Author: African Proverb

Profession: Sayings of African Origin

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin