Fool’s Gold

April 1, 2019 § 3 Comments

Pondering the imponderable on April Fool’s Day …

“The foolish have us far more in their power than the wise.”  —  Jean Ingelow

“Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.”  —  Quintilian

“What a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.”  — Doobie Brothers, What a Fool Believes

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”  —  Douglas Adams

“Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere.”  — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, II, v

“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.”  —  William Blake

“Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.”  —  Publilius Syrus

“No creature smarts so little as a fool.”  —  Pope

“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.”  —  Proverbs 28:26

“A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.”  —  Molière



§ 3 Responses to Fool’s Gold

  • Larry says:

    I think it’s either “Starve a fool, feed a fever,” or Fall Foolward, Spring back.” Either works, and vice versa.

  • Carter says:

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, you won’t get fooled again.????? Did I get that right?

  • Richard Noel says:

    You forgot the Obi Wan Kenobi quote from Star Wars: A New Hope. 🧔🏼 “who is more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows?

    but probably a better quote from Sir Alec Guinness is “my God, what have I done?” from Bridge Over the River Kwai. More applicable to most situations. Richard Poole Noel, III

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