Quotations on Fool

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Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
- Carroll O'Connor
(Keywords: Thought, People, Character, Fool, Man, Nixon, President)

As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated because privacy basically means concealment. People conceal things in order to fool other people about them. They want to appear healthier than they are, smarter, more honest and so forth.
- Richard Posner
(Keywords: People, Fool, Order, Privacy, Want)

Only a genius can play a fool.
- Michael Rapaport
(Keywords: Genius, Fool, Play)

The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
- Theodor Reik
(Keywords: Love, Fool, Man, Will)

Yes, I now that you feel you are not strong enough. That's what the enemy thinks too. But we're gonna fool them.
- Knute Rockne
(Keywords: Enemy, Fool, Now)

I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn't, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn't very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest.
- Cesar Romero
(Keywords: Dance, Dancing, Fool, Lady, Man, Press, Rest)

When someone's acting for a scene, they can fool the camera. But in everyday life, unless you're watching and censoring yourself every minute, or spending all your time in the company of ladies, what you feel is bound to show in your eyes.
- Cesar Romero
(Keywords: Time, Life, Acting, Company, Eyes, Fool, Ladies)

It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son - and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Son, Fool, Man, Woman, Years)

It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Son, Fool, Man, Woman, Years)

My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
- Marquis de Sade
(Keywords: Care, Fool, Poor, Thinking)

No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool.
- George Savile
(Keywords: Cunning, Fool, Knave, Man, Play, Weakness, Wit)

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw
(Keywords: Art, Education, Science, Folly, Fool, Philosophy, Superstition, University)

Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
- Charles Simmons
(Keywords: Argument, First, Fool, Ridicule)

I don't really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour.
- Ashlee Simpson
(Keywords: Life, Love, Music, People, Fool, Mind, World)

There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
- Diogenes of Sinope
(Keywords: Difference, Fool, Man)

No man made great by death offers more hope to lowly pride than does Abraham Lincoln; for while living he was himself so simple as often to be dubbed a fool.
- Thomas V. Smith
(Keywords: Death, Hope, Fool, Living, Man, Pride)

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)

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Keywords: Money, Time, Fool, Now)

Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart. Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines.
- Rod Stewart
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Fool, Law, Spirit)

I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
- Jonathan Swift
(Keywords: First, Fool, Kissing, Wonder)

My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
- Jonathan Swift
(Keywords: Kiss, Fool, Wine)

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Keywords: Thoughts, Care, Fool, Speech, Words)

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Keywords: Successful, Fool, Ladies, Man, Now, Ugly)

These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
- Dylan Thomas
(Keywords: Love, God, Fool, Man, Poems, Praise)

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
- Mark Twain
(Keywords: People, Doubt, Fool, Open)

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.
- Mike Tyson
(Keywords: Being, Fame, Fool, Fortune)

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Arguments, Fool, Talking)

I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.
- Peter Ustinov
(Keywords: Day, Fool, Order, World)

I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
- Don Van Vliet
(Keywords: Animals, Day, Fool, Night)

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
- Frank Wedekind
(Keywords: Art, Fool, Luck)

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
- Jessamyn West
(Keywords: Chance, Fool, Paradise)

But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone.
- Thornton Wilder
(Keywords: Life, Fool, Fools)

You don't have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting. When you're younger you don't want to look a fool, so you don't do things that might make you vulnerable.
- Tom Wilkinson
(Keywords: Acting, Being, Fool, Sense, Want)

Always remember, money isn't everything - but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense.
- Earl Wilson
(Keywords: Money, Fool, Nonsense, Talking)

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
- John Woolman
(Keywords: God, Men, Wisdom, Truth, Cause, Fool, Simplicity)

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Keywords: Age, Drinks, Fool, Man)

He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool; what is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold?
- William Wycherley
(Keywords: Wife, Fool, Man, Wit)

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Andrew Young
(Keywords: Men, Work, Day, Fool, Heaven, Reform, Tomorrow)

No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
- Israel Zangwill
(Keywords: Christian, Fool, Man)



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