60+ Best Fool Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational fool quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Fool Quotes

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

The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves. – Marilyn Monroe

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. – Elbert Hubbard

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. – Plato

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. – Alexander Pope

Any fool can make a rule. And any fool will mind it. – Henry David Thoreau

People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. – Alice Walker

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

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

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. – Bhartrhari

I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher. – Mark Twain

Who’s the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him? – Alec Guiness

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. – Bruce Lee

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

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them. – English Proverb

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. – Benjamin Franklin

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me. – Angelina Jolie

Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish. – Albert Einstein

The fool is always beginning to live. – Proverb

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

You can say any foolish thing to do to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that! – Dave Berry

Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish. – Chuck Palahniuk

For God’s sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself. – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. – Romans

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

I’m still dealing with the 21-year-old me. That idealist, that purist, that young, noble and somewhat foolish guy… So I tell them to try to hold on to the way they feel right now. Because that’s going to effect them for the rest of their lives. – Billy Joel

There are people who walk against then wind. Then, there are people who pee against the wind. – Mirtunjay Upadhyay

We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. – Japanese Proverb

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 wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat. – Louis L’Amour

The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master’s ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose. – Walter Lippmann, American writer

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. – Sir Winston Churchill

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

Stay hungry, stay foolish. – Steve Jobs

Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools. – Gene Brown

Life is one fool thing after another where as love is two fool things after each other. – Oscar Wilde

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters. – Frank Lloyd Wright

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

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore

I am firm; YOU are obstinate; HE is a pig-headed fool. – Bertrand Russell

A fool and his money are soon elected. – Will Rogers

I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids’ parties for about three years. – Hugh Jackman

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. – Nelson Mandela

If you don’t educate yourself, you’ll never get out of the starting block because you’ll spend all your money making foolish decisions. – Daymond John

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