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Fools And Foolishness Quotes

The dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. [Measure For Measure]

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Lord, what fools these mortals be.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.

Author: H. Allen Smith

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Seek but provision of bread and wine, fools to flatter, and clothing fine; and nothing of God shall ever be thine.

Author: Wes Smith

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The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.

Author: Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

Profession: British Philosopher

The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered.

Author: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

That's the penalty we have to pay for our acts of foolishness -- someone else always suffers for them.

Author: Alfred Sutro

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The folly of all follies is to be love sick for a shadow.

Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

Profession: British Poet

I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

Author: Source Unknown

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It is rude to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.

Author: Source Unknown

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