Fools Quotes


  • The reason why fools and knaves thrive better in the world than wiser and honester men is because they are nearer to the general temper of mankind, which is nothing but a mixture of cheat and folly.
    o Prose Observations by Samuel Butler

  • Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
    o All Fools by George Chapman, 1605

  • Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. ~ Alexander Pope in “An Essay on Criticism” (1711)
  • Now and then there’s a fool such as I am over you
    You taught me how to love
    And now you say that we are through
    I’m a fool, but I’ll love you dear
    Until the day I die
    Now and then there’s a fool such as I.
    o Bill Trader, lyrics for “(Now & Then There’s) A Fool Such as I”

  • Who is the greater fool, the fool or the fool who follows him.
    o Obi-Wan Kenobi to Han Solo, Star Wars.

  • A young man sees a terribly venomous snake in his small village. Nervous, he watches the snake carefully until it leaves.The young man follows the snake into the forest. He clears the branches out of its path and helps it over obstacles. He even works to keep it fed. Many nights pass and still the young man continues to follow the snake. He even follows it into the sands of the great desert.In the desert, the snake eventually grows hungry. It turns and bites the young man, its poison quickly working its way into his system. Finally curious, the snake looks at the boy as he lays dying and asks, “Why were you foolish enough to follow me all the way out into the desert?”The boy looks back and replies, “Did I follow you? I thought I was leading you away from everyone else…” And then he died.
    o Jolee Bindo to Revan- Star WarsKnights of the Old Republic


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

  • …when God provides a beautiful woman, the devil at once retorts with a fool to keep her.
    o Jules Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly

  • Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it’s a compounding felony.
    o Robert Benchley

  • Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.
    o Gene Brown

  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, and the angels are all in heaven, but few of the fools are dead.
    o James Thurber, “Further Fables For Our Time”, p.14

  • If that’s what it means to be wise, than I’d be happier living as a fool.
    o Naruto

  • If you want to test a genius, set a fool on him.
    o Leonid S. Sukhorukov

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