Top 363 Fool Quotes

In this post, you will find great Fool Quotes from famous people, such as Samuel Butler, Hugh Laurie, Charles Caleb Colton, LaVar Ball, William Blake. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
I’m reasonably easygoing. Messing up my lines or making a fool of myself is where you find my fears. Like a lot of English people, I’m prey to embarrassment – the dread that everyone‘s sort of sniggering at you, that you’re going to look like an idiot. I think that sort of halts us all.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
LeBron is not a fool.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
John Donne
The first rule to living in America is ‘Stop tap dancing, you fool!’.
Ryan Stiles
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
John Ciardi
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Joseph Roux
Looking back on my life, I wish I’d stepped forward and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger – because when you do, you find out you can do it.
William K. Sessions
The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can’t fool the neighbors.
Don’t let… anybody in the Cowboys organization fool you into thinking they support Greg Hardy. They don’t. They support sacks.
When the second record came out, they started calling it The Band. I voted to call it The Crackers. I’m no fool.
Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don’t recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don’t then you’re a fool and you should be in a different business.
One who cannot live in harmony with others is regarded as an ignorant fool, even if he happens to be very learned in various matters.
If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.
I do not support peace in the Middle East. And I do not support Arafat. He is a stupid, incompetent fool!
I try to be unafraid of making a fool of myself.
Diets are a fool’s errand.
When I was about ten years old, I gave my teacher an April Fool’s sandwich, which had a dead goldfish in it.
Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool.
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
I have a past of making a fool of myself.
Making a fool out of yourself and putting it on the Internet is one of the best bonding experiences you could have.
Genesis Rodriguez
I don’t really like the gym. I like to fool my body. I run around the beach and then there’s scaffolding so I can just do different pulls-ups there.
I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they’ve changed overnight.
Chris Bell
If people are cool, then they are not stressed. I pity the fool that don’t be cool.
If you can’t make 40% on your money in Russia, you’re a fool.
Simon Reuben
You’ve got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that’s got it goin’ on.
It is not true that Trump is nobody‘s fool. He is the GOP‘s.
I look back at the first Groves fight, and it was all s

I look back at the first Groves fight, and it was all so bad, so wrong. Everyone was telling me it was going to be easy, the bookies, everyone. Like an unprofessional fool, like an idiot, I listened to them. I didn’t give myself the best possible chance.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
I know a lot of people think I’m dumb. Well, at least I ain’t no educated fool.
Leon Spinks
You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.
Only a fool manages himself.
Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
Carroll O’Connor
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
And, I believe that if a man dies with a single penny still sitting in the bank, he’s a fool.
It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
I’m not scared to look like a complete fool in front of people. It’s just not one of my insecurities.
Amy Smart
I pity the fool who just gives up.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he’s in love with her.
A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
Stanley Weiser
I can fool people that I was educated.
Stop letting Grey‘s Anatomy‘ fool you into doing pre-med.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
Youth makes you brave, I suppose. When you’re young, you make a fool of yourself all the time. Because of all the rejections and the criticism you get all the time, there has to be a drive there.
Shirley Henderson
One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife‘s ear.
J. B. Morton
I think time and time again, in reality, psychological notions and economic notions interplay, and the man who doesn’t understand both is a damned fool.
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
Miguel de Unamuno
Being funny is my biggest differentiator, and I think I’d be a fool not to use that, and there’s nothing I enjoy personally more than making a human being laugh. But then, I also think I have a serious side to me.
‘Taskmaster’ taps into a universal humour of people making a fool of themselves.
With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself.
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
William Drummond
I would be a fool to put my feet down in a position where I can’t accommodate metamorphoses.
Destiny: A tyrant‘s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
I’ve learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
Daniel J. Boorstin
I’m doing modeling to stay alive. I don’t enjoy my work. I don’t find it creative. You don’t need brains, and there are no heavy qualifications. All it takes is not to be shy and to dare to make a fool of yourself. But I shouldn’t complain, because I am privileged enough to be overpaid.
A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually h

A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool usually has his suspicions.
Any lazy or biased fool can have opinions; making judgments is the hard work of responsible and compassionate people.
Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn’t do to upset one’s own vanity.
Dylan Thomas
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
Look at all of the pitchers getting six- and seven-year deals at 30, 31, and 32. You see what’s going on and the money that’s out there. You’d be a fool not to try to benefit from that, or at least try to get what you feel you’re worth.
Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.
As for despair, it comes about when I have been a fool and hate myself and despair of my personality. I am prone to gloom, but not depression as such.
I’ve worn costumes all my life. I’m a theatre actress, you know. That’s what I do for a living. I dress up, I wear makeup, I make a fool of myself.
No one but a fool is always right.
David Hare
As soon as you become afraid to make a fool of yourself, you’re in trouble. I decided I may as well just see if I can live with myself making millions of mistakes and learn something from it.
Gelsey Kirkland
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Thomas Tusser
It’s fun to explore behavior that you can’t explore in your own life, so you fool around with it in acting.
Don’t you understand how dramatic it is to be a comic? To be a fool, to get people to laugh at this show-off? Milton Berle could take Laurence Olivier and stick him under the table if he wanted to. And so could I.
And I love the twist. I love to fool you once, I love to fool you twice, and on the very last page, quite often – very last paragraph sometimes – I like to just play with your perception one more time in a way that makes everything that came before just a little bit different.
Something I learned early on in my career is there’s no use trying to fool anybody about what you want to do on a project where there are other people involved, rather than your own thing.
We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
I laugh all the time about our investigation, especially about making a fool of David Duke, who likes to think I don’t have the intelligence of an ape because he thinks I’m genetically inferior.
The hardest thing about being an unpublished writer is that there’s always that voice in your head that asks if you’re really being a fool. You might just really stink and not know it. You have to have a lot of blind faith in the process. You have to like it so much that you’re going to do it anyway.
Watt Key
That’s what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he’s wise.
I’m genuinely a big softie, I put this front on, and I’m just a laid-back fool really.
The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
Personally, I don’t like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she’ll fool her husband, I figure she’ll fool me.
I don’t want to try to fool people into thinking that I’m something that I’m not.
You can get in front of the media and say, ‘Yeah, I’m working hard.’ You can’t do it in front of those other 52 guys in the locker room. You can’t fool your teammates, because they see you. They see you every day, and they see you more than your family sees you.
Having a million-dollar net worth doesn’t make you a genius, and having less than a million-dollar net worth doesn’t make you a fool.
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
Fool that I was, upon my eagle‘s wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.
I think any writer is a fool if he doesn’t do it for money. There needs to be some kind of incentive in addition to the project. It all goes together. It’s fun to sit there and think of characters and get them into action, then be paid for it.
I’ve got to be aware of what’s going on. I can’t drink too much or make a fool of myself.
He’s a fool that marries, but he’s a greater that does not marry a fool; what is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold?
William Wycherley
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.
When I first arrived, I likened Congress to being back in school again as a freshman. Well, just like school, we have an ‘August recess,’ but don’t let the name fool you – it’s not even close to a vacation.
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it’s somebody else‘s secretary, fine.
Barry Goldwater
One thing I don’t personally like is not having that privacy I used to have. Being able to do whatever I wanted to do without people recognizing me. That makes me watch what I’m doing more carefully. I’m not going to be acting no fool.
Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That’s the truth. And on that note, I’ll say goodnight. God love you.
I never, ever, saw the evil Steve Jobs. He was always the most well-mannered and respectful guy I knew. And we got to be pretty good friends. He didn’t suffer fools gladly. I guess he didn’t think I was a fool.
In acting, you have to fool yourself – you mess with yourself into believing things.
I was always too mature for my age – and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was.
Maria Callas
Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
Alec Guinness
An employer would be a complete fool to let an image like college partying influence their hiring decisions.
Anybody that thought the genome was going to directly provide drugs was a fool. Biological networks are not simple, and making drugs to affect them won’t be simple.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
Always remember, money isn’t everything – but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense.
Earl Wilson
I’m not afraid to go completely over the top. A lot of people are scared to seem silly or to embarrass themselves, and I really don’t have that at all – I don’t mind making a fool of myself. I like to just have fun and really go for it.
The man who has everything figured out is probably a fool.
Jerome Lawrence
A good businessman never makes a contract unless he’s sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.
Dalton Trumbo
Many thought it was a fool’s errand – that the browser companies were never going to listen to us. Others argued that, ‘Users don’t care if you use Web standards.’ Well, of course they don’t. They just know that your site works better.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Anybody who doesn’t think I want the Lakers to win is a fool. But I’m no homer.
Chick Hearn
Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton.
Trying to catch hold of yourself is a fool’s errand. There is no you, only a series of former yous, created in one instant, deleted in the next.
When I got married in 1991, I had never been to a wedding, so I didn’t know that my wedding was tacky. I didn’t know that I was getting married in a quinceanera dress, because there was nobody there to cry over me and tell me I look like a fool.
There is little anyone can do with fanatics. Reasoning with them is a fool’s errand. Avoiding them is mandatory.
Coco Chanel once said that what makes a woman look old is trying desperately to look young. Why should one be ashamed to be 84? Why do you have to say that you’re 52? Nobody’s going to believe you anyway, so why be such a fool? It’s nice that you got to be so old. It’s a blessing.
I’m a fool for a brilliant filmmaker. And for someone who wants to try new things.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
I remember learning how to play ‘The Fool On The Hill‘ on piano when I was in maybe fifth grade.
Britt Daniel
I can really laugh at myself and make a fool out of mys

I can really laugh at myself and make a fool out of myself.
Amy Ryan
I don’t care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things.
You can’t control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
Dave Blood
I’m game to make a fool of myself.
I’d really like to play a character who’s inarticulate. I always play people with language. It would be good to play a mute or a fool or a saint.
Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it’s be brave or else be killed.
Margaret Mitchell
In Shakespeare‘s world, characters cannot trust their senses. Is the ghost in Hamlet true and truthful, or is it a demon, tempting young Hamlet into murderous sin? Is Juliet dead or merely sleeping? Does Lear really stand at the edge of a great cliff? Or has the Fool deceived him to save his life?
I’m expecting the best John Thompson. I’d be a fool to expect anything less.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
Fraud investigations punish those who lie, knowing that they are lying, intending to fool others, and do it for money. No one should be too big to answer for that conduct.
It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
Joey Skaggs
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
You don’t have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting. When you’re younger you don’t want to look a fool, so you don’t do things that might make you vulnerable.
Tom Wilkinson
Dai Vernon, the greatest sleight of hand figure in the history of the art, rarely performed. But he invented magic and had an enormous influence on the whole range of sleight of hand. And so often, the magic he was doing was to fool other magicians.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
Before I even started to school, I sometimes would hide behind the radio, which would be sitting on a table, and pretend that I was on the air and try to fool people who came by to listen.
Carl Kasell
I am a performer. I go on stage and make a fool of myself.
Although I had a good job as an advertising manager for a shoe company in Boston, I really liked to fool around with comedy.
I’ve been very much intrigued by and impressed with women. But I’ve never been intimidated. Even if I make a fool of myself, it’s better to have tried.
Self-censorship is a lie to yourself; if you are going to be trying to seriously create art, to create literary art, and you decide to hold back, to censor yourself, then you are a fool to yourself and it would be better that you kept your mouth shut and did not speak.
Emotions can certainly be misleading: they can fool you into believing stuff that is definitely, demonstrably untrue.
Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can’t beat them, and if you can’t beat them, join them, as they say. As I’ve got older I’ve become very interested in that part of the work.
Only the aspirants for president are fool enough to believe what they read in the newspapers.
Hey, I fool the camera. I’m a liar, a magician.
Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
I think the only way to get attention is to act like a complete ignorant fool.
I never met Colleen McCullough; if I had, I probably would have cried and made a fool of myself.
Don’t let expertise fool you into seeing false boundaries or underestimating those with wild dreams.
When my body is covered and disappears, it’s not about the relationship between me and the wall, but the relationship between me as an individual and those slogans which are used to fool the public.
Liu Bolin
That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.
I won't fool anybody by saying, 'Oh! I'm a private pers

I won’t fool anybody by saying, ‘Oh! I’m a private person.’ I love people, flashbulbs and the paparazzi.
To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool.
Robert E. Sherwood
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
Any fool can wash himself, but every wise man knows that it is an unnecessary labour, for nature will quickly reduce him to a natural and healthy dirtiness again.
I’m interested in women’s health because I’m a woman. I’d be a darn fool not to be on my own side.
I guess if you’re stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool.
A show like the ‘Only Fool and HorsesChristmas special got 24 million viewers, so practically everyone in the country was watching. But of course it’s a different world now, with so many channels. And those kind of figures are really difficult to achieve.
Looking into Linda‘s eyes when she walks down the aisle, and knowing that’s the lady I’m going to be with for the rest of my life. I’m going to be crying like a fool. But I knew from the moment I met her that she was the one for me.
I think you can fool people once but you can’t fool the people all the time.
Anyone who ghettoizes any form of media is a fool.
Bryan Lourd
If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.
In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day’s work for a writer. You can’t put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.
I wouldn’t tell nobody to sign no slave deal or sign your life away or nothing like that, but if the deal is right and if it benefits you, you’d be a fool if you did not take advantage of it.
I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they’re uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong.
Chris Bell
If research can help us discover cures for diseases, it surely can improve a football team. Whether it’s data analysis or biomechanics, it can give you an edge – and I’d be a fool if I didn’t want that edge.
Even if you make a fool of yourself, its so important to go after what you want, or at least entertain your interests.
I’ve always been a coffee-lovin’ fool, from the time I was a kid.
It’s rather nice to think that a song such as ‘What Kind of Fool Am I?’ is a standard that will be around for many, many years.
Anthony Newley
You can fool a lot of yourself but you can’t fool the soul.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
I think that people like Bloomberg, they’re complete thugs. No question about it. But on the other hand, it must be said that they are politically savvy. They don’t get into those positions of power – in the case of Bloomberg, both economic and political power – by being anybody’s fool.
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
If I feel like I can’t play ball anymore, I’ll stop that day. I’m not a fool. I respect the game too much.
You can fool a person into going to see a movie with a good trailer.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
It’s impossible to work under conditions where they confused negativity with objectivity. You can’t fool the fans.
Marv Albert
The world of the small business owner is all about moving multiple items forward at once, and it’s a fool’s errand to believe one person can do it all when the shift comes from linear to parallel.
Anyone who thinks they can write the perfect comedy that everyone will love is a fool. I can only write what I think is funny and hope that there is a likeminded audience out there.
Brendan O’Carroll
By 2003, every fool was getting into real estate. The c

By 2003, every fool was getting into real estate. The checkout girl at my local supermarket handed me her newly printed real estate agent business card.
I am the fool, and must be the sufferer, if it be not of God.
Joanna Southcott
It’s interesting: when your wife is pregnant and you’re expecting, everyone’s like, ‘It’s incredible. Get ready. It’s magic. It’s the most life-changing experience you’ll ever have. Brace yourself for heaven.’ And then the second the baby comes, everyone’s like, ‘Welcome to hell! Ha ha ha! You fool!’
I go out there and make a fool of myself. It’s inevitable.
Armand Assante
Any fool can make enough money to survive. It’s another thing to keep yourself consistently entertained. It’s a lot of work, and a lot of fun, to make a life.
Shinsuke Nakamura is probably one of the best wrestlers I’ve ever been in the ring with. He’s very unorthodox. Everything he does is with knockout power. He’s a guy who is very flamboyant, so don’t let his Michael Jackson antics fool you. This guy is deadly.
Only a fool would think the league was already won after just ten games.
I am no fool.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Ben Jonson
He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Ben Jonson
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.
You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.
Treat a boy like a fool and he’ll act like a fool, I say, but there’s some folks need convincing.
You can fool people. You can fool anybody anytime of the day, but you can’t fool yourself. At night, when you go home, you’ve got to be straight up with you.
To be a man‘s own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody‘s.
However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
Concentrate and think upon the problem in mind until a satisfactory conclusion is reached, and then finally go ahead. If you have made a mistake, all right. Never find fault with a man because he has made a mistake. It is only a fool that makes the same mistake the second time.
What one fool can understand, another can.
It’s fool’s gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.
Antonio Davis
I always love the court fool in Shakespearean times, in Henry VIII’s time. The fool can say all kinds of stuff that the other people can’t say, so I’m hoping I might take that role.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
I’ve never taken a lesson in my life, and I can play every instrument there is. I play by ear, but I can fool anybody into thinking I went to some conservatory of music.
Trump is like a Shakespearean ‘fool’: he seems crass because he speaks the truth.
I had always told my people, ‘If you set me up to get ‘Punk‘d,’ I ain’t never speaking to you again, because you aren’t going to have me looking like no fool on TV.’
A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.
Anna Jameson
Communism was something so hideous that you had to be an exceptional conformist or a fool not to see the evil around you.
Donald Tusk
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
I got my first guitar when I was 15, and I just used to fool about with it, more or less, as time went by, though, I got more interested.
I was watching TV, and there was a girl acting a fool. And I was like, ‘I could do that.’
A fool and his money are soon elected.
Leadership can't be fabricated. If it is fabricated and

Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can’t fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.
A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man.
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
I’ve never been a disciple of any school. I’ve lived too long. I’ve seen all the schools, I’ve seen people say, I’m sorry, Althusser was wrong after all. You can only do that about three times in your life; after that, you begin to feel like a fool!
I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.
Donna Douglas
You have to muster a certain amount of belief that you’re not making a mistake and you’re not a fool. And this means you have to have faith.
The United States is not a nation of black and white people. Any fool can see that white people are not really white, and that black people are not black.
Albert Murray
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
But there comes a moment in everybody’s life when he must decide whether he’ll live among the human beings or not – a fool among fools or a fool alone.
It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought.
Scipio Africanus
Don’t let that ‘mom’ word fool y’all… Her being my biggest critic was the best thing for me, actually.
I can’t write a book like ‘Lamb’ or ‘Fool’ every year. It just takes too much research and craft.
There are a lot of dope people in the DMV: WillThaRapper, Big Flock, GoldLink, Logic, IDK, Rico Nasty, Goonew and Q Da Fool. Seeing them get national attention motivated me to do my thing.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Yes, I know that you feel you are not strong enough. That’s what the enemy thinks too. But we’re gonna fool them.
Knute Rockne
I don’t care about making a fool of myself at all.
It’s hard to argue with a coach who says, ‘I just want you to work.’ What can you say to that without making a fool of yourself?
An unemployed court jester is nobody’s fool.
When I was younger I would be taken for a ride alot, I would believe anybody at face value, I was quite a lallu actually everybody would fool me, exploit me for my work and talent and I would cry about it later.
Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
If you think that starving yourself all day is going to make you happy, you’re a fool, because not only are you physically drained, you’re mentally drained, with nothing left to give to your work or your lover or whoever it is you so want to be beautiful for.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t.
Dylan Thomas
The ‘good’ mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the ‘bad’ mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good.
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
The thing that I’ve learned, not just from writing comics but also from writing television programs like ‘Law & Order,’ is that you can fool some of the people some of the time – but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
Interviewers actively fool themselves, finding ways to learn from interviews even if there’s actually nothing there to learn from.
More people, especially young people, are realising that if they want change, they’ve got to go about it themselves – they can’t depend on a particular person, i.e. me, to do all the work. They are less easy to fool than they used to be, they now know what’s going on all over the world.
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward.
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
Joey Adams
My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals. If I fool the locals then I’ve done my job.
Brion James
You can fool the people once, twice, but you can't fool

You can fool the people once, twice, but you can’t fool them all the time. You should tell them honestly what you can do for them.
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master’s ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.
I do read all my work aloud as I’m working – this has made it a little hard to adjust to my husband’s retirement. I can shout the shouty parts if I’m alone in the house, but of course, I feel a fool if someone is there to hear me.
Remember that the greatest fool in the world may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
I’m dying to do a Sam Shepard play. ‘Curse of the Starving Class,’ ‘Buried Child,’ ‘True West,’ ‘Cowboy Mouth,’ ‘Fool for Love’ – I’ll do any of them.
I wasn’t born a fool. It took work to get this way.
Danny Kaye
I think we fool ourselves and really negate a great deal of history if we think that the oral history of poetry is shorter than the written history of poetry. It’s not true. Poetry has a longer oral tradition than it does written.
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Joseph Roux
You never really see me acting a fool on TV.
It took me a long time to understand the relationship between ideas and between objective facts. But after I clearly understood this relationship, I didn’t fool around with other wild ideas. That is one of the main reasons why I just make my scheme as simple as possible.
You can’t depend on the kind of folks people think they are – you’ve got to go by what they do. And I wouldn’t give much for a man that some folks hadn’t thought was a fool, in his time.
Jamie‘s gonna go take a break now, and i am going to continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself and go ahead and try it myself.
People who think they’re making a fool of themselves on the dance floor usually do.
In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man.
It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
Norman Douglas
I used to go to the stables and fool with the mules. My mother lived in constant fear that I might be brought home with a hoof print on my stomach.
Rudolph Valentino
Only a genius can play a fool.
To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.
A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
People say child stars have a hard time ‘because of the entertainment business,’ but I think there’s a dysfunction before all that. I use the analogy, ‘If you’re a fool without money, you’ll be a fool with money.’
I was always a show-off – as a kid I was never afraid to make a fool of myself, and I guess that’s still true.
Ann Robinson
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
If you choose to do something that you know you cannot do, or that is going to be very difficult, then you are a fool!
I have memories – but only a fool stores his past in the future.
Groves is a fool. Groves is a fake. I will never let him belittle me like he’s done with Carl Froch.
I’m not a fool with my money. I’ve known what it’s like to be poor and I don’t splash it around stupidly.
You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.
I’m fighting the best guys in the world… I would be a fool to think I wouldn’t leave with a little blood and a few scrapes here and there. You’ve gotta learn how to like that stuff.
I had to fool the world into accepting me. I didn’t seem to fit the mould of my idols.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
I must learn to love the fool in me – the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
If people know too much about you, I think you become a

If people know too much about you, I think you become a little less interesting as an actor – your job is to fool people.
I wouldn’t know how to fool a man any more. My deceiving days seem so long ago.
I didn’t fool myself into thinking I was world class just because I’d beaten James DeGale.
Being right is overrated! If someone is saying that they’re right about the future, that’s a claim only a fool would make.
Had the WWE fights were artificial and pre-scripted, there would have been no need for wrestlers like The Great Khali and The Undertaker. You cannot fool thousands of people crammed into a stadium and sitting four to five feet away from you in the ring.
We’ll have all sorts of crazy signals. And you’d be a damned fool if you didn’t look for things you weren’t expecting, because that’s probably what you’re going to see first.
Every day should be a good day. People fool themselves that they’ll be here forever.
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
When I’m writing, I look like a fool because the parts are moving through me and I’m crying and laughing and making faces.
If your character is just out there acting a fool, viewers are gonna say, ‘Why am I watching this?’ But if he’s whispering, ‘I don’t really want to die,’ there’s a level of vulnerability cemented in these bad characters.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
Perhaps the most pernicious strain of contemporary criticism says one thing before it says anything else, says it to whatever historical event or cultural happenstance is supposedly at issue: ‘You can’t fool me.’
The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.
Benito Mussolini
There is only a finger‘s difference between a wise man and a fool.
Every success story has a parent who says, ‘over my dead body.’ Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says, when you’re acting the fool, ‘you know I worry about you sometimes.’
Bill Cosby
Ay – ‘The Green Fool’ business, the libel action over the head of it – did me a lot of damage. It destroyed the momentum.
Any time you give the average person the opportunity to explain themselves on a national scale, they’re always going to sound like a fool.
Robert Pattinson has the face of a film-noir dupe. It’s a face that is searching and open and kind. It’s a face that a certain type of woman might want to fool because, in its intensely old-fashioned kindness, the face says, I love you. Fool me.
We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world’s top teams any more.
The Grand Bargain is a Grand Lie. Anyone who argues for it is either a fool or a charlatan. If President Obama was anything but the establishment hack that he is, he would never consider it.
Not everybody that loves country music is ‘sitting on a bar stool/feelin’ like a durn fool.’
You go from these high hopes when you’re writing to just a desperate want of not making a complete fool of yourself by the end of it.
The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
Pauline Kael
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.
It is very difficult to play beside Messi and whoever understands it any other way is a fool.
I’m delighted by how Nobody’s Fool turned out. It was a rare movie.
When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
Phyllis McGinley
Stay away from screens, especially those LED screens. Those blue-light emitting devices fool your brain into thinking that it’s still daytime, even though it’s night-time and you want to get to sleep.
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
If you are prepared to make a fool of yourself for them then you usually get that back. I think that there are points where you become so close to an actor, you know them so well, almost as well or better than their spouse. You have to know them, warts and all.
Adrian Lyne
Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the fa

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
In talking about the impact of ideas in one field on ideas in another field, one is always apt to make a fool of oneself.
I think one of the funniest things about ’30 Rock‘ is that Liz Lemon is sort of like Buster Keaton – she’s always the fool, the joke is always on her.
I think fans can tell if you just slap a skateboarder on a game – you can’t fool kids.
No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
It’s an old Elizabethan idea. The fool is the only one who is allowed to make fun of the king because he is a fool. I can say whatever I want about anybody else because I’m just an idiot talking – I’m not insisting that I’m any smarter than anyone else. It’s satire.
The fool inherits, but the wise must get.
William Cartwright
I consider writing practice a true Zen practice because it all comes back at you. You can’t fool anyone because it’s on the page.
Natalie Goldberg
You fool around with different pitches playing catch, but it’s not the same when you’ve got to face some guy with a bat in his hand.
Chili Davis
I think I always resented the fact that people thought I was trying to entertain them with my multifaceted, chameleonlike character changes. Although I liked doing that, I wasn’t out to fool people and say ‘Guess which one is me.’
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
I would be a fool to tell you that there was no fixing. You ask if wrestling is for real? Well, I think my own body answers that question.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Conservatives may believe that impoverished borrowers destroyed Wall Street. But we liberals will not fool ourselves that stupid bankers sank conservatism for good.
There is no fool like a careless gambler who starts taking victory for granted.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
I don’t care about making a fool of myself on stage anymore. I don’t care what people think.
Drama school is really a forum for making a fool of yourself.
You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
You can’t always believe what you hear. Things change so often in this sport, you’d be a fool if you believed everything that came out.
I’m ashamed to say, I’ve done hideous pen portraits of people I don’t like in my novels. And they’ll say, ‘Oh, that person was hideous,’ and I’m nodding, and I’m thinking, ‘It’s you, you fool!’
I don’t really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour.
The red carpet is a beautiful situation for people. I think everybody appreciates it and loves it and honors it. Nobody really acts a fool because they know this is a one-time thing.
I’ve always made a fool out of myself.
So the actual privilege is that you can then take time off – and if you don’t, you’re a fool. You’re earning all this money to support children whom you then don’t see, which is absurd.
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
I was a go-go dancer, too. I called myself ‘Grace Mendoza’ to fool my parents.
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
Don’t be fool’s, don’t be complacent, and stop being apathetic.
David Pratt
He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.
William Drummond
When you’re arguing with a fool, you’re the fool for even going back and forth.
Some people feel that because you are black you will never be treated fairly, and that you should voice your opinions, be militant about them. I don’t feel this way. You can’t convince a fool against his will.
I went on the ‘Letterman‘ show the first time to plug something, and then I came back as the Fool, the court jester.
Something I took away from Kurt Angle‘s Hall of Fame speech was never be afraid to make a fool of yourself, and don’t take yourself too seriously. I really let that sink in and ran with it.
You know you’re a fool when what you’re doing makes even the post office seem efficient.
A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
Minna Antrim
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Otto von Bismarck
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
Katharine Whitehorn
It’s not charming to go on a show and say, I dunno. It doesn’t fool anybody. There’s nothing glamorous about it at all.
Jeff Goldblum
When I was much younger, I sometimes felt rejected by feminists because of an image that I sold because it paid the bills. Any fool could tell my hair is dyed.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Drama is easy to fool people with, but you can’t trick people into laughing.
I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
John Woolman
I believe that love between people is the greatest life-giving force in the world. It’s intensely frustrating and inevitably makes a fool of you, but you can’t stop going back to it, and it’s pretty much the defining experience of a human being.
When you’re around some of the greatest minds in boxing, and you don’t take something from it, you’re a fool. I would just sit and listen to Don King talk all day, and everyone would be like, ‘He talks too much.’ I would tell them, ‘No, there’s wisdom in these conversations.’
Eric B.
Don’t let anybody fool you who says Islam can be moderated. It will not be moderated in a million years.
You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!
Marcus Valerius Martial
It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.