The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed.
When a wise man is advised of his errors, he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out, a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error.
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
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.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
The fool sees naught but folly; and the madman only madness. Yesterday I asked a foolish man to count the fools among us. He laughed and said, "This is too hard a thing to do, and it will take too long. Were it not better to count only the wise?"
Passion often renders the most clever man a fool, and sometimes renders the most foolish man clever.
He Who Knows And Knows That He Knows Is A Wise Man - Follow Him; He Who Knows Not And Knows Not That He Knows Not Is A Fool - Shun Him
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
Man is so perfectable and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.
The follies of the wise man are known to himself, but hidden from the world.
The wise are wise only because they love.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
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