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
If our intention had been merely to bring back a handful of soil and rocks from the lunar gravel pit and then forget the whole thing, we would certainly be history's biggest fools.wernher von braun
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge. Wisdom and discipline are what mere fools have despised.
The solemn fog; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.william cowper
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
The party uses the lies up to the last breath as a cover-up. Thus it intimidates the political opponents and provides its party comrade with sedatives. It is so unbelievably simple for the current gang to lie to the German people and to lead these fools around by the nose.friedrich kellner
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
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
Some truth there was, but dashed and brewed with lies, To please the fools, and puzzle all the wise.john dryden
For forms of government let fools contest; Whate'er is best administered is best.Alexander Pope
Benjamin Franklin, tactless in his youth, became so diplomatic, so adroit at handling people that he was made American Ambassador to France. The secret of his success? "I will speak ill of no man," he said, "...and speak all the good I know of everybody." Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. "A great man shows his greatness," says Carlyle, "by the way he treats little men."dale carnegie
We do not learn this only from the event, which is the master of fools.livy
I am two fools, I know, For loving, and for saying so In whining poetry.john donne
Profits and prices are the street signs of the economy. Only fools flout them. The much–maligned price system works not only to secure supply but to conserve.ilana mercer
So shall they build me altars in their zeal, Where knaves shall minister, and fools shall kneel: Where faith may mutter o'er her mystic spell, Written in blood and Bigotry may swell The sail he spreads for Heav'n with blasts from hell!thomas moore
Some fools in the desert With nothing else to do So scared of the dark They didn't know if they were coming or goin So they invented me And they invented You And other fools keep it all going And growing