Fools Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fools quotes, fools sayings, and fools proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.     

Winston S. Churchill

The world is full of fools, and he who would not see it should live alone and smash his mirror.     

Claude Le Petit

I don't argue with fools; I educate.     

Shannon L. Alder

Fools may have the greatest repository of knowledge but will never attain wisdom.     

Caleb Ricketts

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.     


Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.     

Alexander Pope

There are more fools than wise men, and even in the wise man himself there is more folly than wisdom.     


The greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.     

Charles Caleb Colton

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.     

Edward Young

With fools forbear to argue--better strive to wake the dead.     


Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.     

African Proverb

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.     

English Proverb

The fool is always beginning to live.     


There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.     

Josh Billings

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.     

Josh Billings

Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.     

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Arguing with a fool proves there are two.     

Doris M. Smith

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.     


Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.     


There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.     


The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.     

George R.R. Martin

Too many men are afraid of being fools.     

Henry Ford

There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.     

Henry Ford

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.     

William Shakespeare

A foolish man is always doing,Yet much remains to be done.     

Lao Tzu

Fools give you reasons, wise men never try.     

Oscar Hammerstein

Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.     

Dean Koontz

Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own.     

H. G. Bohn

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.     

Cato the Elder

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.     

Benjamin Franklin