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A fool's head never whitens.
For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.
Men trip not on mountains, they stumble on stones.
There are bearded fools.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Nothing is more like a wise man than a fool who holds his tongue.
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
There are two kinds of fools: one says, 'This is old, therefore it is good'; the other says, 'This is new, therefore it is better.'
A fool must now and then be right by chance.
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
A busy fool is fitter to be shut up than a downright madman.
With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.
A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.
Every inch that is not fool is rogue.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
He who lives without folly is not as wise as he thinks.
The poor schlemiel is a man who falls on his back and breaks his nose.
None but a fool worries about things he cannot influence.
Nature never makes any blunders; when she makes a fool she means it.
Set a beggar on horseback, and he will ride a gallop.
It is said that a wise man who stands firm is a statesman, and a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority for any town?
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
Who loves not women, wine and song, Remains a fool his whole life long.
What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do.
There is no chance for old fools.


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