Subject: Intelligence » Fools

Intimacy: A relation into which fools are providentially drawn for their mutual destruction.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.

(1926 – ) newspaper columnist

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

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

(1741 – 1794) French writer

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

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.

(1900 – 1965) diplomat & Democratic politician

Fools rush in and get the best seats.

Anyone taken as an individual is tolerably sensible and reasonable – as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead.

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

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

(1947 – ) American columnist & humorist

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

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

Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Do not argue with an idiot; he/she will drag you down to his/her level and beat you with experience.

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

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

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.

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

(1925 – ) writer

People with narrow minds usually have broad tongues.

Great spirits often meet violent opposition with mediocre minds.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

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

(85–43 BC) Latin writer

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.

(1902 – 1963) Danish actor

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