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A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom. - Welsh Proverb

They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge. - Thomas Brackett Reed

The great God endows His children variously. To some he gives intellect -- and they move the earth. To some he allots heart -- and the beating pulse of humanity is theirs. But to some He gives only a soul, without intelligence -- and these, who never grow up, but remain always His children, are God's fools, kindly, elemental, simple, as if from His palette the Artist of all had taken one color instead of many. - Mary Roberts Rinehart

The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world. - Thomas Shadwell

Lord, what fools these mortals be. - William Shakespeare

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

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

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

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. - Source Unknown Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit. - Josh Billings

Every fool finds a greater one to admire them. - Bioleau

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. - William Blake

Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools. - Gene Brown

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. - George Eliot

The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men. - Desiderius Erasmus

There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured. - Henry Ford

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light? - Maurice Freehill

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. - Robert Frost

No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it. - Oliver Goldsmith

While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more likely to complicate the simple. - Gerald W. Grumet

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. - Cynthia Heimel

Why fools are endowed by nature with voices so much louder than sensible people possess is a mystery. It is a fact emphasized throughout history. - Hertzler

The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance. - Michael Korda

He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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. - C. S. Lewis

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

The fool is always beginning to live. - Proverb

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them. - English Proverb

Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side. - Jewish Proverb

What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning. - Spanish Proverb


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