Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.
Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.
We all know we're one day closer to the end when we wake up in the morning. We just kid ourselves that it's not happening.
If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.
For in Paris, whenever God puts a pretty woman there (the streets), the Devil, in reply, immediately puts a fool to keep her.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
The fool who knows his folly Becomes wise by that fact.But the fool who thinks he's wise - He's called 'a fool' indeed!
Among other possibilities, money was invented to make it possible for a foolish man to control wise men; a weak man, strong men; a child, old men; an ignorant man, knowledgeable men; and for a dwarf to control giants.
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.
Choose your counsel, company and companions wisely: beware seeking wise words of advice from a fool or expecting informed opinions or decisions from the ignorant.
Don't show a friend your gift, or your bag of money if you still want to maintain your relationship, but if nay, go on, and all you'll see is hate and jealousy, and you'll fight with him in the street like a dog and all you'll feel is regret.
Any fool can hope when success lies plainly in view. It wants genuine strength to hope when matters are hopeless.
It is ignorance that is at times incomprehensible to the wise; for instance, he may not see 'the positive person' or 'the negative person' in such a black and white way as many people do. A wise man may not understand it because, as a catalyst of wisdom, but not always wise in his own eyes, even he can learn from and give back to fools. To think that an individual has absolutely nothing to offer to the table is counter-intuitively what the wise man considers to be 'the ignorance of hopelessness'.
What glitters may not be gold, and even wolves may smile, and fools will be led by promises to their deaths.
Only someone who isn’t a fool stands a chance of not being bothered by being deemed a fool by a fool.
Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it … or they think you have.
A fool always finds something to complain about, and a wise person always finds something to appreciate.
Foolish men always believe that a little knowledge will give them control over the world, but it is no more than a display of their vanity.
The are two kinds of people in this modern society. First and the majority are those fools who think they are wise, and second are the few wise individuals who know that they are fools.
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.
I've never, nor shall I ever, mourn the loss of a fool. Losing a fool, is the same as gaining, retaining, and reaffirming my intelligence.
Only fools listen to their hearts. Only fools get attached. We wanderers get in and get out just in time.
Alvin smiled back, and kissed her. People talk about fools counting chickens before they hatch. That's nothing. We name them.