Quotations on Fools
73 Quotes Found
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Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.
- Samuel Pepys
(Keywords: Wife, People, Delight, Fools, Man, Poor)
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Keywords: Faith, Fools, Friends, Self)
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Time, Men, Example, Fact, Fools, Old, Praise, Youth)
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Men, Fools, Sense)
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Company, Fools, Loss, Man, Witty)
Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
(Keywords: Envy, Fools, Past, Present)
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: People, Fanatics, Fools, World)
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
- George Santayana
(Keywords: Men, Fools, Greece)
I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you.
- Greta Scacchi
(Keywords: Feelings, Conviction, Emotions, Fools, Sharing)
I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs.
- Charlie Sheen
(Keywords: Heart, Blood, Constitution, Dying, Fools, Man)
My grandmother had a Miss Margaret's School of Dance to teach tap and ballet to kids, but I never studied it. I was raised a Mormon and they're dancing fools. It's the only vice they have - dancing.
- Michelle Shocked
(Keywords: Dance, Ballet, Dancing, Fools, Kids, Mormon, School, Vice)
It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.
- Maggie Smith
(Keywords: Elderly, Fools, Ladies)
Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
- King Solomon
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, First, Fools, Learning, Noses)
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer
(Keywords: Men, Folly, Fools, Result, World)
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
- Charles Spurgeon
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, Knowledge, Fool, Fools, Right)
In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable.
- Philip Stanhope
(Keywords: Fear, Fools, Majority, Mankind)
Rush Limbaugh is good for the party. Drive it all the way down, take it down as low as it can go, make complete fools of themselves, because it's always darkest before the dawn, and then maybe a moderate can come in and rescue them.
- Evan Thomas
(Keywords: Dawn, Fools, Party)
Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.
- John Tillotson
(Keywords: Men, Fools, Zeal)
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
- Simone Weil
(Keywords: Ideas, Fools, Force, Nothing)
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Keywords: Power, Fools, Fortune, Gold, Plants)
Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thornton Wilder
(Keywords: People, Danger, Fools, Rest, World)
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.
- Edward Young
(Keywords: Work, Day, Fools, Reform, Tomorrow)
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
- Edward Young
(Keywords: Men, Fools, May)