I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, two useless men are called a law firm, and three or more become a Congress.
John Adams (1735 - 1826)
Source: attributed to one of America's founders, John Adams, in the play 1776
Contributed by: blue dragon
When a fool is silent, he too is counted among the wise.
Source: Yiddish Proverb
Contributed by: Lion
I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)
Source: Great Gatsby, Pages: (Daisy)
Contributed by: Phylicia
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
John Muir (1838 - 1914)
Contributed by: Jo
The man who claims never to have known fear is either a fool or a liar.
Contributed by: CajunGypsy
Only a fool fights in a burning house.
Source: Kang, "Day of the Dove," written by Jerome Bixby, Star Trek, 1968
...even I ... if I had sat down to think, instead of raging at my fate, must have soon guessed the secret, and got free...I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
Source: Kidnapped (Penguin Classics)
Contributed by: Kimpossible
We're fools whether or not we dance, so we might as well dance.
Contributed by: Nicole
Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others' experience.
Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)
Source: The 48 Laws of Power, Pages: 60
Contributed by: Obi
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