Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

Before God we are equally wise - and equally foolish.

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.

Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other.

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

I have great faith in fools--self-confidence my friends call it.

If age imparted wisdom, there wouldn't be any old fools.

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.

Silence is the virtue of fools.

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.

There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it.

There's no fool like an old fool -- you can't beat experience.

To laugh at men of sense is the privilege of fools.

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.