Subject: Intelligence » Fools

Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side.

(1925 – ) writer

There are more fools than wise men, and even in a wise man there is more folly than wisdom.

(1741 – 1794) French writer

You can make it foolproof, but you can't make it damnfoolproof.

New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.

(1877 – 1947) British diarist & critic

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

(1872 – 1970) British philosopher, mathematician, historian & social critic

Empty vessels make most noise.

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

(85–43 BC) Latin writer

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

(1689 – 1755) French philosopher & political commentator

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

(1904 – 1989) Spanish surrealist painter

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.

(1872 – 1970) British philosopher, mathematician, historian & social critic

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain—and most fools do.

(1888 – 1955) American writer, lecturer & developer of self-improvement skills

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

(1897 – 1975) American author & playwright

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.

(1938 – 2007) British writer

In the first place God made idiots; that was for practice; then he made school boards.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

People with narrow minds usually have broad tongues.

The trouble isn’t that there are too many fools, but that the lightning isn’t distributed right.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Great spirits often meet violent opposition with mediocre minds.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

(1897 – 1975) American author & playwright

How many fools does it take to make up a public?

(1741 – 1794) French writer

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

(1809 – 1865) 16th U.S. president

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

(1667 – 1745) Irish satirist & essayist













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