You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
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
The solemn fog; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.william cowper
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
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.
[W]e avenge intelligence when we deceive a fool, and the victory is worth the trouble[.]giacomo casanova
We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised[.]giacomo casanova
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.Abraham Lincoln
Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may play the fool nowhere but in 's own house.william shakespeare
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
Your father is a fool skin deep; but you are a fool to your very marrow.George Bernard Shaw
Shall we indict one man for making a fool of another?
Fly fishing is a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing, I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
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