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Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
A fool must now and then be right by chance.
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
Robert Benchley (1889-1945)
Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Robert J. Hanlon
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Hitchen's Razor: What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)
I'm not denying that women are foolish; God Almighty made them to match the men.
George Eliot (1819-1880)
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Aeschylus (525 BCE-456 BCE)
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
Never call a man a fool. Borrow from him.
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Some old men, by continually praising the time of their youth, would almost persuade us that there were no fools in those days; but unluckily they are left themselves for examples.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Euripides (484 BCE-406 BCE)
Temptation laughs at the fool who takes it seriously.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana (1863-1952)
There are more fools in the world than there are people.
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
When you're arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing.
Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.
Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)