The man of action is not the headstrong fool who rushes into danger with no thought for himself, but the man who puts into practice the things he knows.
fool indeed is he, who, living on the banks of the Ganga, digs a little well for water. fool indeed is the man who, coming to a mine of diamonds, begins to search for glass beads.swami vivekananda
It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are of a different opinion, it is because they only know their own side of the question. The other party to the comparison knows both sides.
Did Stanton say I was a damned fool? Then I dare say I must be one, for Stanton is generally right and he always says what he means.Abraham Lincoln
"If I am a fool then it is no misfortune, for then only one more fool will wander this Earth. Amongst the millions of mentally deranged it would barely be noticed. But what if I am not a fool, and that science itself has erred? Then the tragedy is incalculable!"viktor schauberger
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.jonathan swift
You think this cruel? take it for a rule, No creature smarts so little as a fool. Let peals of laughter,Codrus! round thee break, Thou unconcerned canst hear the mighty crack. Pit, box, and gallery in convulsions hurled, Thou stand'st unshook amidst a bursting world.Alexander Pope
[W]e avenge intelligence when we deceive a fool, and the victory is worth the trouble[.]giacomo casanova
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.Abraham Lincoln
The solemn fog; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.william cowper
Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may play the fool nowhere but in 's own house.william shakespeare
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.lord byron
Speak not of guilt, speak not of responsibility. When the Regiment of the Senses parades by, with music, and with banners; when the senses shiver and shudder, it is only a fool and and an irreverent person that will keep his distance, who will not embrace the good cause, marching towards the conquest of pleasures and passions. All of morality’s laws – poorly understood and applied – are nil and cannot stand even for a moment, when the Regiment of the Senses parades by, with music, and with banners.constantine p. cavafy
Some people say that I am out of my tree
Or just a strawberry fool
Someday they'll see 'til then I'll blow you a raspberry
'Cos apples and pears are me
I know him a notorious liar, Think him a great way fool, solely a coward; Yet these fix'd evils sit so fit in him, That they take place, when virtue's steely bones Look bleak i' the cold wind.william shakespeare
Shall we indict one man for making a fool of another?
fool, not to know that love endures no tie, And Jove but laughs at lovers'perjury. 292john dryden
fool, not to know that love endures no tie, And Jove but laughs at lovers' perjury.john dryden