The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power
BONDSMAN, n. A fool who, having property of his own, undertakes to become responsible for that entrusted to another to a third. Philippe of Orleans wishing to appoint one of his favorites, a dissolute nobleman, to a high office, asked him what security he would be able to give. “”I need no bondsmen,”” he replied,...
This is a ‘fool me once’ kind of situation. We’re not going to be fooled again.
RASCAL, n. A fool considered under another aspect.
Is Tyler Allen a genius or a fool? Only time will tell.
There are four types of men in this world: 1. The man who knows, and knows that he knows; he is wise, so consult him. 2. The man who knows, but doesn’t know that he knows; help him not forget what he knows. 3. The man who knows not, and knows that he knows not;...
Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in...
I’ll publish, right or wrong: / Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
When someone demands blind obedience, you’d be a fool not to peek
There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise
In short, no association or alliance can be happy or stable without me. People can’t long tolerate a ruler, nor can a master his servant, a maid her mistress, a teacher his pupil, a friend his friend nor a wife her husband, a landlord his tenant, a soldier his comrade nor a party-goer his companion,...
The greatest fool is he who thinks he is not one and all others are
He who thinks himself wise, O heavens! is a great fool
Society always consists in the greatest part, of young and foolish persons.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.