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A foolish person can teach you a lot about life if you are wise enough to understand their quotes and we are here to help you with the this.

When a fool has a chance to obey God, he does not do so, but when there is God, who loves and cares for him, then only a fool will walk away from the love and care of a God like that and this is what makes a fool a fool.

"Take me for a fool" is an idiom which means that someone is presumed to be a very stupid person. Foolishness is in fact one of the most widely found traits in present times. But do not mistake one fool to be a coward, for foolish people have their own viewpoint on wisdom. In this article we have chosen the best fool quotes for you.

If you like our fool quotes, then you can also have a look at clever quotes and silly quotes.

Best Fool Quotes

Below are some fool quotes which are inspirational and these quotes will surely make you wittier and wiser. So, let’s begin exploring some inspirational fool quotes full of wisdom.

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1. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

- Mark Twain.

2. “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.”

- Abraham Lincoln

3. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.”

- Sholom Aleichem.

4. “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”

- Richard P. Feynman.

5. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

- Randall Cherry.

6. “The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.”

- Marilyn Monroe.

7. “Any fool can make a rule. And any fool will mind it.”

- Henry David Thoreau.

8. “People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.”

- Alice Walker.

9. “Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.”

- Cher.

10. “Who's the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?”

- Alec Guiness, ‘As Obi Wan Kenobi From Star Wars’.

Inspirational Fool Quotes On Wisdom

Many eminent personalities have said some really nice quotes and saying about fools. Here are the fool quotes that you must read to gain some much needed wisdom.

11. “You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think.”

- Talmud.

12. “If silence be good for the wise, how much better for fools.”

- Talmud.

13. “A fool flatters himself; a wise man flatters the fool.”

- Edward G. Bulwer Lytton.

14. “The fool wonders; the wise man asks.”

- Benjamin Disraeli.

15. “A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence university education.”

- George Bernard Shaw.

16. “I don’t argue with fools; I educate.”

- Shannon L. Alder.

17. “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

- Alexander Pope.

18. “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

- Winston Churchill.

19. “The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.”

- George R.R. Martin.

20. “The greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.”

- Charles Caleb Colton.

21. “The world is full of fools, and he who would not see it should live alone and smash his mirror.”

- Claude Le Petit.

22. “Fools may have the greatest repository of knowledge but will never attain wisdom.”

- Caleb Ricketts.

23. “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

- Plato.

24. “The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.”

- Benjamin Franklin.

25. “There are more fools than wise men, and even in the wise man himself there is more folly than wisdom.”

- Nicolas Chamfort.

Inspirational Quotes About Being A Fool

Never mistake a fool for a coward. Here are some of the best quotes about being a fool. These fool quotes are inspirational and full of wisdom to teach you some really good life lessons.

26. “He who writes for fools always finds a large public.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer.

27. “Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.”

- Dean Koontz.

28. “You can't argue with all of the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention.”

- Christopher Paolini.

29. “H'aint we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?”

- Mark Twain.

30. “The greatest of all fools is the proud fool--who is at the mercy of every fool he meets.”

- Washington Allston.

31. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

- Bruce Lee.

32. “Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”

- Euripides.

33. “The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.”

- Josh Billings.

34. “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

- Voltaire.

35. “The only problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser people are full of doubts.”

- George Bernard Shaw.

36. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”

- Dale Carnegie.

37. “Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.”

- Bruce Lee.

38. “It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.”

- Jerome K. Jerome Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow.

39. “Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless.”

- J.G. Holland.

40. “A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.”

- William Blake.

41. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”

- Anais Nin.

42. “If a man is a fool, you don’t train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.”

- Desmond Bagley.

43. “Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.”

- Oscar Wilde.

44. “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”

- William Shakespeare.

45. “A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.”

- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton.

46. “A fool must now and then be right, by chance.”

- William Cowper.

47. “A fool will not only pay for a 'cure' that does him no good, but will write a testimonial to the effect that he was cured.”

- E. W. Howe.

48. “A philosopher is a fool who torments himself while he is alive, to be talked of after he is dead.”

- Jean Le Rond D’Alembert.

49. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

- Albert Einstein.

50. “Any man who does not make himself proficient in at least two languages other than his own is a fool.”

- Martin H. Fischer.

51. “Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, let them use their talents.”

- William Shakespeare, ‘Twelfth Night’.

52. “Love is your master, for he masters you; And he that is so yoked by a fool,Methinks, should not be chronicled for wise.”

- William Shakespeare, ‘Twelfth Night’.

53. “This fellow's wise enough to play the fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit.”

- William Shakespeare.

54. “Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.”

- Cato The Elder.

55. “Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.”

- Charles Caleb Colton.

56. “The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.”

- Charles Caleb Colton.

57. “Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.”

- John Dryden.

58. “Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.”

- Albert Einstein.

Inspirational April Fool Quotes

1 April is celebrated as the ‘April’s Fool Day’. People, through various pranks at each other, make a fool of the other person. So, here are some inspirational April fool quotes for you.

59. “When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.”

- Cynthia Heimel.

60. “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”

- Mark Twain.

61. “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.”

- Horace.

Inspirational 'King Lear' Fool Quotes

'King Lear' is a famous play drama written by William Shakespeare.  Below are some fool quotes from the play 'King Lear' by William Shakespeare.

62. “I am a very foolish fond old man, Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less. And to deal plainly I fear I am not in my perfect mind.”

– William Shakespeare, 'King Lear' (Act IV, Scene VII).

63. “When we are born, we cry that we have come to this stage of fools.”

- William Shakespeare, ‘King Lear’.

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