Subject: Intelligence » Fools

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

(1741 – 1794) French writer

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

(85–43 BC) Latin writer

Fools rush in and get the best seats.

The fools in this world make about as much trouble as the wicked do.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Couldn’t find his rear with his hands in his back pockets

April 1: The day we are reminded of what we are the other 364.

Circus: A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

A fool in a high station is like a man on the top of a small mountain: everything appears small to him and he appears small to everybody.

There’s no system foolproof enough to defeat a sufficiently great fool.


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

(1741 – 1794) French writer

I suffer fools gladly because I am one of them.

(1921 – 2001) Welsh comedian & singer

How did a fool and his money get together in the first place?

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.

Jazz: Music invented by demons for the torture of imbeciles.

(1852 – 1933) author, educator & clergyman

A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted.

(1592 – 1644) English writer

The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.

(1947 – ) American columnist & humorist

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

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist