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.Rochdale
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
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
I have made my song a coat Covered with embroideries Out of old mythologies From heel to throat; But the fools caught it, Wore it in the world's eyes As though they'd wrought it. Song, let them take it, For there's more enterprise In walking naked.
In idle wishes fools supinely stay;Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.George Crabbe
There are more fools in the world than there are people.Heinrich Heine
There, take (says Justice), take ye each a shell:We thrive at Westminster on fools like you;'T was a fat oyster,—live in peace,—adieu.Alexander Pope
The fool hath planted in his memory An army of good words; and I do know A many fools, that stand in better place, Garnish'd like him, that for a tricksy word Defy the matter.william shakespeare
A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome: Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. … Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, but they had his estate.villiers, george, 2nd duke of buckingham
The parasite has somehow evolved to turn off the host's defenses, presumably by disarming the crab's immune response with some chemical trickery that fools the host into accepting the parasite as part of itself. ...The adult parasite castrates the host, not by directly eating the gonadal tissue, but by some unknown mechanism probably involving penetration of the interna's roots around and into the crab's nervous system.stephen jay gould
What fools call “wasting time” is most often the best investment.
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
Some old men, by continually praising the time of their youth, would almost persuade us that there were no fools in those days; but unluckily they are left themselves for examples.Alexander Pope
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.
The monkey sat on a pile of stone And he stared at the broken bone in his hand Strains of a Viennese quartet rang out across the land The monkey looked up at the stars And he thought to himself Memory is a stranger History is for fools And he cleaned his hands in a pool of holy writing Turned his back on the garden and set out for the nearest town"
fools, they do not even know how much more is the half than the whole.hesiod