Quotes About Fools

A fool and his money are soon married.
Carolyn Wells

There’s no fool like a bold fool.
Carolyn Wells

Only those are unwise who have never dared to be fools.
Elsie de Wolfe

A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.
Nancy Astor

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope

Angels rush in when fools are almost dead.
Rudolph Fisher

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Fine clothes may disguise, but foolish words will disclose a fool.

Let us be thankful for the fools.  But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
Mark Twain

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
William Shakespeare

To make a trade of laughing at a fool is the highway to become one.
Thomas Fuller

I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so.
John Donne

He who loves not wine, woman, and song, remains a fool for his whole life long.
John Heinrich Voss (attrib.)

Every man has his follies — and often they are the most interesting things he has got.
Josh Billings

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
H. L. Mencken

Anybody who feels at ease in the world today is a fool.
Robert Maynard Hutchins

When he said we were trying to make a fool of him, I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it.
Ilka Chase

It’s better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and resolve all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.
William Shakespeare

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.  There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.  So what the hell, leap.
Cynthia Heimel

I only open my mouth to change feet.
Emily Paine



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