Our problem in money-making or government affairs is how to remain properly venturesome and experimental without making fools of ourselves.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
It is a common observation that any fool can get money; but they are not wise that think so.
To follow foolish precedents, and wink with both our eyes, is easier than to think.
He, who will not reason, is a bigot; he, who cannot, is a fool; and he, who dares not, is a slave.
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes.
There are very few so foolish that they had not rather govern themselves than be governed by others.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Get out of here and leave me alone. Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough already.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on boring future generations.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
One does not assemble a book of one's own witty aphorisms without being thought such a fool that any value the book might have would be rather thoroughly compromised.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Mortals and Others (1931-35). This is misquoted. The original: "The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."
Those dreams that on the silent night intrude, and with false flitting shapes our minds delude ... are mere productions of the brain. And fools consult interpreters in vain.
The nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.
Lawyers are like other people--fools on the average; but it is easier for an ass to succeed in that trade than any other.
quoted in Sam Clemens of Hannibal, Dixon Wecter
Note that venerable proverb: Children and fools always speak the truth. The deduction is plain: adults and wise persons never speak it.
"On the Decay of the Art of Lying"
In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
Twenty year olds fall in and out of love more often than they change their oil filters.
House, Fools for Love. By Dr. Gregory House.
She might have fooled me, but she didn't fool my mother.
From movie Psycho
Fools and obstinate men make rich lawyers.
He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men.