like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
A fool must now and then be right by chance.
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
Robert Benchley (1889-1945)
Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Robert J. Hanlon
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
Never call a man a fool. Borrow from him.
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
Silence is the wit of fools, and one of the virtues of the wise.
Le silence est l'esprit des sots
Bernard de Bonnard (1744-1784)
Et l'une des vertus du sage.
Some old men, by continually praising the time of their youth, would almost persuade us that there were no fools in those days; but unluckily they are left themselves for examples.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Temptation laughs at the fool who takes it seriously.
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
When you're arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing.