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In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
~ George Eliot

 

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It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
~ Harold Macmillan

 

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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
~ Mark Twain

 

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It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.
~ Anonymous

 

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It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
~ Anonymous

 

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It is rude to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.
~ Anonymous

 

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It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Its quite true there's a fool born every minute. It's also quite true they don't die that fast.
~ Anonymous

 

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Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth's many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more, and float upward in our heedlessness, singing Gratia Dei sum quod sum.
~ John Updike

 

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Lord, what fools these mortals be.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
~ Havelock Ellis

 

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Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
~ Horace

 

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Most fools think they are only ignorant.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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No one but a fool is always right.
~ David Hare

 

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No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

 

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On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
~ H. Allen Smith

 

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Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
~ African Proverb

 

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Seek but provision of bread and wine, fools to flatter, and clothing fine; and nothing of God shall ever be thine.
~ Wes Smith

 

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