Foolish Fools?

by - 7:07 AM

Since its April Fool's Day, I thought of sharing some quotations about foolishness and fools. These are what famous intellectuals had to say.

According to Plato, a classical Greek philosopher and famous Mathematician,

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

If you still recall, Plato is a student of Socrates, one of the founders of Western philosophy. Plato is also the mentor of Aristotle, another popular philosopher and great ancient Mathematician who said,

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

One of the founding fathers of the United States of America, the popular author, activist, statesman, diplomat and scientist, Benjamin Franklin said,

"Wise men don't need advise, fools don't take it."

And if you think you're wise enough, Don't be too confident because you may be wrong. Here's an African Proverb for you.

"A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything."


So you still think you know everything? William Shakespear, an English poet and playwright who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist said,

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."

Enjoy your day. If you wish to pull some silly pranks to your friends and love ones, remember what Abraham Lincoln said,

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."

Don't let your humor leave a sour taste this April Fool's Day.

If you would like to read more quotes about fools, visit this fools quotations page and have fun!

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