Foolish Talk

Illustration Celebrating April Fools’ Day

In honor of April Fool’s Day, here are some “foolish” quotes:

“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.”
― Soren Kierkegaard

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.”
― Robert Jordan

“The young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools.”
― Agatha Christie

“Always remember… Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.”
― Ziad K. Abdelnour

“A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.”
― Moliere

“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”

– Cher

“Who’s the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?”

Alec Guiness, ‘As Obi Wan Kenobi From Star Wars’

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

Mark Twain

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


“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.”

Benjamin Franklin

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

Nicolas Chamfort

“The greatest of all fools is the proud fool–who is at the mercy of every fool he meets.”

Washington Allston

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

Bruce Lee

“The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.”

Josh Billings

“The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”

Mark Twain

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

African Proverb

“A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.”

– Confucius

“A fool always finds something to complain about, and a wise person always finds something to appreciate.”

– Debasish Mridha

“You will rarely make wise decisions if you surround yourself with fools.”

– Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,”

Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, Romans 1:22

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