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Abhijit Naskar
I am a scientist, and as such I am proud to say that being stupid at times is a very human thing. Be proud to be stupid, be proud to be fool. Being a fool is a billion times better than being blinded by the illusion of intellect. I admit I am a fool, but at the very least, with each passing day I do my best to get lesser fool.
Abhijit Naskar
Being a fool is a billion times better than being blinded by the illusion of intellect.
Anas Khan
If you know, you are smart then never try to negotiate your intelligence for the inept.
Aristophanes
[Y]ou [man] are fool enough, it seems, to dare to war with [woman=] me, when for your faithful ally you might win me easily.
Baltasar Gracián
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Bamigboye Olurotimi
Only a foolish child would go swimming in the river that swallowed his father.
Bertrand Russell
Love is wise; hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other, we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don't like. We can only live together in that way. But if we are to live together, and not die together, we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance, which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet.
Christine de Pizan
Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.
Christopher Paolini
He's acting as foolish as a kitten... but then, everyone's entitled to a little foolishness once in a while.
Colette
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Independence that has declared its 'independence' from the sure and certain compass of sound morals is nothing more than rogue greed having scantily dressed itself in the garb of independence while running off the cliff of anarchy.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
More often than not, the foolishness of our humanity drives us to destroy the very things that we need to keep ourselves from destroying ourselves. And because that's the case, God will never allow us to destroy Christmas.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
To intentionally pass on opportunity is to intentionally pass on living.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
It is at the precise moment that I take something for granted that I have placed myself in the precarious position of losing that very thing. And if that thing I risk losing is liberty, taking it for granted is foolishness of the most foolish sort.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Things becomes invisible at the very moment I refuse to grant them importance. And while I am utterly ashamed to admit it, many of the most important things in my life are invisible.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Our best-laid plans are often our worst-made decisions.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Thankfully, the nature of pain reminds us of what the ease of pleasure foolishly allows us to forget.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
To deny the battle is unwise. To believe that I can fight it without God is insane. To actually do so is suicidal. No wonder so many of us walk around looking like death warmed over.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I choose to take the pen from God and write the story of my life without Him, I better have plenty of erasers and a whole lot of white-out. Better yet, I should invest in a good shredder.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Running' is driven by panic. 'Destination' is driven by thought. And while it's terribly painful to admit, incessantly pretending that I do the latter doesn't replace the fact that I'm constantly doing the former.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Common sense is one of the most unused commodities available to man.
Criss Jami
I imagine that the intelligent people are the ones so intelligent that they don't even need or want to look 'intelligent' anymore.
Criss Jami
To be naive is to be unaware of how stupid and cruel other people are; but, by some definitions, ignorance is nearly the opposite of naivety in being a kind of cynicism, in being unaware of their intelligence and humanity. It seems to be a normal although unfortunate case that the great many of us consciously abhor ignorance in others yet subconsciously practice it ourselves: as naivety is apparent and well-known to inflict its damage upon oneself; whereas the alternative and the easier, ignorance, its damage upon others.
Criss Jami
Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.
Danilo Vukovljak
My father told me once Son, there are only two kinds people that can do whatever they want in life. Kings and fools.. So I decided to be a King.
DaShanne Stokes
A fool can't help but be a fool, but when others follow, he makes a fool of us all.
Debasish Mridha
A wise person is silent and rarely wants to show his wisdom. A fool is always vocal and uses every opportunity to show his foolishness.
Elbert Hubbard
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
François de La Rochefoucauld
Passion often makes a madman of the cleverest man, and renders the greatest fools clever.
H. Rider Haggard
Ah! how little knowledge does a man acquire in his life. He gathers it up like water, but like water it runs between his fingers, and yet, if his hands be but wet as though with dew, behold a generation of fools call out, 'See, he is a wise man!' Is it not so?
Henry David Thoreau
Any fool can make a ruleAnd any fool will mind it.
Hermann Hesse
Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
J.R.R. Tolkien
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
Jane Austen
Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how.
Jane Austen
The advantages of natural folly in a beautiful girl have been already set forth by the capital pen of a sister author; and to her treatment of the subject I will only add, in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling part of the sex, imbecility in females is a great enhancement of their personal charms, there is a portion of them too reasonable and too well informed themselves to desire anything more in woman than ignorance.
Jefferson Smith
It is a fool of a shepherd who culls his dogs.
Jeffery Deaver
She was reflecting back on a truth she had learned over the years: that people heard what they wanted to hear, saw what they wanted, believed what they wanted.
Jim Butcher
Fear was wisdom in a situation like this, and he was pleased that Folly was obviously intelligent enough to know it. He hoped that she would use the fear to make her cleverer, rather than more foolish, but that was asking much of a human, relatively odd or not.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Wisdom, itself, is often an abstraction associated not with fact or reality but with the man who asserts it and the manner of its assertion.
Kelly Thompson
I sit back and try to think. I've been discovering, much to my dismay, that I'm not a criminal mastermind or anything. I'm just brute force and my powers in no way include super-intelligence, which kind of pisses me off.
Mike Norton
One of the greatest evils is the foolishness of a good man. For the giving man to withhold helping someone in order to first assure personal fortification is not selfish, but to elude needless self-destruction; martyrdom is only practical when the thought is to die, else a good man faces the consequence of digging a hole from which he cannot escape, and truly helps no one in the long run.
Molière
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
Raheel Farooq
Idiots are of two kinds: those who try to be smart and those who think they are smart.
Ramana Pemmaraju
Man was bestowed with intelligence, only to gauge his foolishness!
Rasheed Ogunlaru
Only the foolish would think that wisdom is something to keep locked in a drawer. Only the fearful would feel empowerment is something best kept to oneself, or the few, and not shared with all.
Rasheed Ogunlaru
Any fool can break something, criticise someone and tear things apart. It takes a far more skilled, wise and kind soul to build something, nurture someone, fix things and help others thrive over time.
Richard Feynman
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Robert Jordan
In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes
Sacha Guitry
Our wisdom comes from our experience,and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Stephen Fry
Compromise is a stalling between two fools.
TemitOpe Ibrahim
GOD is foolishness and GOD is wisdom all at the same time.
Tom Robbins
Those who possess wisdom cannot just ladle it out to every wantwit and jackanapes who comes along and asks for it. A person must be prepared to receive wisdom, or else it will do him more harm than good. Moreover, a lout thrashing about in the clear waters of wisdom will dirty those waters for everyone else.
Voltaire
Wisdom must yield to superstition's rules,Who arms with bigot zeal the hand of fools.
William Seward
The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
If human foolishness had been as carefully nurtured and cultivated as intelligence has been for centuries, perhaps it would have turned into something extremely precious.