Subject: Intelligence » Fools

There are many inside dopes in politics and government.

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

Little things affect little minds.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

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.

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

(1938 – 2007) British writer

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

(1809 – 1865) 16th U.S. president

There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.

(1957 – ) cartoonist (Dilbert)

A fool and his money are soon married.

(1862 – 1942) American author & poet

People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.

(1955 – ) cartoonist (Calvin and Hobbes)

Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.

(1772 – 1851) American Presbyterian theologian & professor

Only a fool can reproduce another fool’s work.

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.

(1876 – 1933) screenwriter

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

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

(1926 – ) newspaper columnist

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

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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

(1741 – 1794) French writer

Empty vessels make most noise.

There are more fools in the world than there are people.

(1797 – 1856) German critic & poet

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

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