Subject: Intelligence » Fools

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

(427 BC – 347 BC) Greek author & philosopher

There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are well-dressed fools.

(1741 – 1794) French writer

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.

You take a normal guy, give him a wife, give them time, and you've got AN IDIOT!

(1958 – ) stand-up comedian & television personality

Most people don't act stupid: it's the real thing!

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

My father was a simple man; my mother was a simple woman; you see the result standing in front of you, a simpleton.

(1919 – 1985) Scottish comedian & actor

He’s a fool that makes his doctor his heir.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

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

When a man makes up his mind to become a rascal, he should examine himself closely and see if he isn't better constructed for a fool.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

Only a man who has loved a woman of genius can appreciate what happiness there is in loving a fool.

(1754 – 1838) French prime minister & diplomat

The love letter you finally got the courage to send will be delayed in the post long enough for you to make a fool of yourself in person.

Equality is not when a female Einstein gets promoted to assistant professor; equality is when a female schlemiel moves ahead as fast as a male schlemiel.

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

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

I prefer rogues to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.

(1824 – 1895) French writer

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

Never argue with a fool… people might not know the difference.

People with narrow minds usually have broad tongues.

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with it's just compounding the felony.

(1889 – 1945) actor, author & humorist

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

(1809 – 1865) 16th U.S. president
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