To take those fools in clerical garb seriously is to show them too much honor.
I'll publish, right or wrong: fools are my theme, let satire be my song.lord byron
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge. Wisdom and discipline are what mere fools have despised.
History, n. An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
For secrets are edged tools, And must be kept from children, and from fools.john dryden
His central characters are the pioneer, the doctor, the scientist, the businessman, and the feminist. The appeal of his best fiction lies in the opposition between his idealistic protagonists and an array of fools, charlatans, and scoundrels - evangelists, editorialists, pseudo-artists, cultists, and boosters.sinclair lewis
Now such an one for daughter Creon hadAs maketh wise men fools and young men mad.william morris
The solemn fog; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.william cowper
In the popular political imagination we're familiar with the neocons as conniving militarists, masters of intrigue and cabals, graspers for the oil supplies of the world, and all the rest. But here we have them in what I suspect is the truest light: as college kid rubes who head out for a weekend in Vegas, get scammed out of their money by a two-bit hustler on the first night and then get played for fools by a couple hookers who leave them naked and handcuffed to their hotel beds.joshua micah marshall
I've heard old cunning stagers Say, fools for arguments use wagers.
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."william ralph inge
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.Diane Ackerman
A nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its laws made by cowards and its wars fought by fools.Thucydides
There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.
What I am trying to do is something different an effect of reality, but what some fools call Impressionism , a term that is usually misapplied, especially by the critics who don't hesitate to apply it to Turner , the greatest creator of mysterious effects in the whole world of art.claude debussy
I know the dark delight of being strange, The penalty of difference in the crowd, The loneliness of wisdom among foolsClaude McKay
It is in our own mind and not in exterior objects that we perceive most things; fools know scarcely anything because they are empty, and their heart is narrow; but great souls find in themselves a number of exterior things; they have no need to read or travel or to listen or to work to discover the highest truths; they have only to delve into themselves and search, if we may say so, their own thoughts.vauvenargues, luc de clapiers, marquis de
As to the logical consequences of this conviction of mine, I may be permitted to remark that logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.thomas henry huxley
About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists of telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.
'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.jonathan swift
'Tis Revelation satisfies all doubts, Explains all mysteries except her own, And so illuminates the path of life, That fools discover it, and stray no more.william cowper
Talk not of genius baffled. Genius is master of man; Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. Blot out my name , that the spirits of Shakespeare and Milton and Burns Look not down on the praises of fools with a pity my soul yet spurns.
Lord, what fools these mortals be!
fools scorn me when I dwell in human form: my higher being they know not as Great Lord of beings.