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Fools and Quotes About Them

Here are some famous quotes about fools and their specific actions as viewed by great thinkers.
Quotabulary Staff
There are consequences to every behavior or action; the seed of wind will grow into a storm. The same way a certain behavior can cost a lot at times. There is no perfect human being; however, one can mature with time provided he starts learning from his and others' mistakes.
"Don't be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools."― Ecclesiastes 7:9
"For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them."― Proverbs 1:32
"The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools."― Proverbs 3:35
"The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom."― Proverbs 10:21
"A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness."― Proverbs 12:23
"Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil."― Proverbs 13:19
"One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm."― Proverbs 13:20
"The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit."― Proverbs 14:8
"Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will."― Proverbs 14:9
"The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly."― Proverbs 14:24
"Like a thornbush that goes into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools."― Proverbs 26:9
"The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth."― Ecclesiastes 7:4
"It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools."― Ecclesiastes 7:5
"For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool; this also is vanity."― Ecclesiastes 7:6
"A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are a snare to his soul."― Proverbs 18:7
"A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back."― Proverbs 26:3
"A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both."― Proverbs 27:3
"For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool's speech with a multitude of words."― Ecclesiastes 5:3
"A wise man's heart is at his right hand, but a fool's heart at his left."― Ecclesiastes 10:2
"The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart."― Benjamin Franklin
"A fool boasts of those who fear him; a wise man's pride is those who respect him."― Philip R. Breeze
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool then to speak out and remove all doubt."― Abraham Lincoln
"In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause."― George Eliot
"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
"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?"― Maurice Freehill
"No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it."― Oliver Goldsmith
"While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more likely to complicate the simple."― Gerald W. Grumet
"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth."― Cynthia Heimel
"Fools build houses, and wise men buy them."― English Proverb
"Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side."― Jewish Proverb
"What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning."― Spanish Proverb
"A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom."― Welsh Proverb
"Wise people talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."― Plato