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.
[W]e avenge intelligence when we deceive a fool, and the victory is worth the trouble[.]giacomo casanova
The solemn fog; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.william cowper
Your father is a fool skin deep; but you are a fool to your very marrow.George Bernard Shaw
Although Braid believed that hypnotic suggestion was a valuable remedy in functional nervous disorders, he did not regard it as a rival to other forms of treatment , nor wish in any way to separate its practice from that of medicine in general. He held that whoever talked of a "universal remedy" was either a fool or a knave: similar diseases often arose from opposite pathological conditions, and the treatment ought to be varied accordingly. He objected being called a hypnotist; he was, he said, no more a "hypnotic" than a "castor-oil" doctor .
: Come, indeed, la, you are such a fool, still! : No, but half a one,Win; you are thet'other half: man and wife make one fool,Win.Ben Jonson
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.william blake
He was a fool — a brilliant man and I loved his beard, and there was the mountain ax in his brain, and all the blood poured out, and he could not see the Mexican sun. Your people raised the ax, and the last blood of revolutionary mankind, his poor blood, ran into the carpet.norman mailer
Any fool can make a ruleAnd any fool will mind it.Henry David Thoreau
The right to be a cussed fool Is safe from all devices human, It's common (ez a gin'l rule) To every critter born of woman.james russell lowell
At thirty man suspects himself a fool; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan.Edward Young
"To fool a judge , feign fascination, but to bamboozle the whole court, feign boredom ."david mitchell
Be a clown, be a clown, All the world loves a clown. Act the fool, play the calf, And you'll always have the last laugh.
Of folly, vice, disease, men proud we see; And, (stranger still,) of blockheads' flattery; Whose praise defames; as if a fool should mean, By spitting on your face, to make it clean.Edward Young
But every fool describes, in these bright days, His wondrous journey to some foreign court, And spawns his quarto, and demands your praise, Death to his publisher, to him 'tis sport.lord byron
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.william blake
[Magna Carta provided] “a system of checks and balances which would accord the monarchy its necessary strength, but would prevent its perversion by a tyrant or a fool.”
Yes, every sin is a mistake, and the epitaph for the sinner is, "Thou fool."
Immortal gods! how much does one man excel another! What a difference there is between a wise person and a fool!
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me prov'd, I never writ, nor no man ever lov'd.