Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
I think that people like Bloomberg, they’re complete thugs. No question about it. But on the other hand, it must be said that they are politically savvy. They don’t get into those positions of power – in the case of Bloomberg, both economic and political power – by being anybody’s fool.
Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
Treat a boy like a fool and he’ll act like a fool, I say, but there’s some folks need convincing.
You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!
Any fool can wash himself, but every wise man knows that it is an unnecessary labour, for nature will quickly reduce him to a natural and healthy dirtiness again.