Favorite Quotations ~  Fools & Foolishness, 2 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread." ~ Alexander Pope

Jean Baptiste Poquelin, Moliere

If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. ~ Anatole France

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

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one. ~ Jean Baptiste Molière

An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. ~ Ernst Friedrich Schumacher

Fools grow without watering. ~ Thomas Fuller

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization. ~ Agnes Repplier

Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth’s many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more, and float upward in our heedlessness, singing Gratia Dei sum quod sum. (”Thanks be to God that I am what I am”) ~ John Updike, Self-Consciousness: Memoirs

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