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A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Fools
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
~ Nicolas Boileau-DesprA©aux | ( French poet and critic. ) | 1636-1711 | Fools
quotes Division : Critics   
     
A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
~ Confucius | ( Chinese philosopher. ) | 551 - 479 BC | Fools
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
~ William Blake | ( British poet and painter. ) | 1757-1827 | Fools
quotes Division : Artists   
     
A foolishness is inflicted with a hatred of itself.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Fools
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
~ Robert Frost | ( American Poet. ) | 1875-1963 | Fools
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
~ Dale Carnegie | ( American writer. ) | 1888-1955 | Fools
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Fools
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Fools
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived.
~ Bertrand Russell | ( British logician and philosopher. ) | 1872-1970 | Fools
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Fools are without number.
~ Desiderius Erasmus | ( Dutch humanist and theologian. ) | 1466-1536 | Fools
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Fools
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Fools
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.
~ Nicolas Boileau-DesprA©aux | ( French poet and critic. ) | 1636-1711 | Fools
quotes Division : Critics   
     
He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals.
~ Miguel de Cervantes | ( Spanish novelist ) | 1547-1616 | Fools
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Fools
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Fools
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
How many fools does it take to make up a public?
~ Nicolas Chamfort | ( French writer. ) | 1741-1794 | Fools
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.
~ Nicolas Boileau-DesprA©aux | ( French poet and critic. ) | 1636-1711 | Fools
quotes Division : Critics   
     
I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Fools
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
~ Bertrand Russell | ( British logician and philosopher. ) | 1872-1970 | Fools
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     

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