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Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words. Don't speak when a fool is listening, because he'll despise your wise words. NET Bible Do not.

Here's the latest in my plan to embrace 366 inspiring quotes during 2016, one for every day of the year. 

You're going to look like a fool.

Yep, it will happen. It's happened to me plenty of times. It happens to people who are far more talented and successful.

It happens to all of us.

The difference is in not caring. It's in embracing your foolishness, and having the courage and ambition to keep trying again. So, here are our 30 quotes about foolishness for April. Check them out, and check out the bonus content while you're at it: 9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day.

1. "The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves."

--Marilyn Monroe

2. "Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit." 

― Elbert Hubbard

3. "Any fool can make a rule. And any fool will mind it." 

―Henry David Thoreau

4.    "People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools." 

― Alice Walker

5.    "Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great."


6.    "I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher."

--Mark Twain

7. "Who's the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?" 

--Alec Guiness (as Obi Wan Kenobi)

8.    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."

--Bruce Lee

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

--Benjamin Franklin

10.  "If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me."

--Angelina Jolie

11.  "Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."

--Albert Einstein

12.  "You can say any foolish thing to do to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'"

--Dave Berry

13. "Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish."

--Chuck Palahniuk

14.  "For God's sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself. "

--Robert Louis Stevenson

15.  "I'm still dealing with the 21-year-old me. That idealist, that purist, that young, noble and somewhat foolish guy... So I tell them to try to hold on to the way they feel right now. Because that's going to effect them for the rest of their lives."

--Billy Joel

16. "There are people who walk against then wind. Then, there are people who pee against the wind."


17. "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."

--Japanese Proverb

18. "A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat."

--Louis L'Amour

19. "The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose." 

--Walter Lippmann, American writer

20. "The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." 

--Sir Winston Churchill

21. "Stay hungry, stay foolish." 

--Steve Jobs

22. "Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools." 

--Gene Brown

23. "Life is one fool thing after another where as love is two fool things after each other."

--Oscar Wilde

24.  "I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."

--Frank Lloyd Wright

25.  "You grow up the day you have your first real laugh -- at yourself."

--Ethel Barrymore

26. "I am firm; YOU are obstinate; HE is a pig-headed fool."

--Bertrand Russell

27. "A fool and his money are soon elected."

--Will Rogers

28. "I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years."

--Hugh Jackman

29. "When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat."

--Nelson Mandela

30. "If you don't educate yourself, you'll never get out of the starting block because you'll spend all your money making foolish decisions. 

--Daymond John

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You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think. —Talmud. 2. If silence be good for the wise, how much better for fools. —Talmud. 3.

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Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
-African Proverb
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
-English Proverb
Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.
-English Proverb
He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.
-English Proverb
The fool has to do at last what the wise did at first.
-Italian Proverb
Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.
-Yiddish Proverb
In life, each of us must sometimes play the fool.
-Yiddish Proverb
He who knows he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him; He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him.
What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning.
A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
The fool is always beginning to live.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
-Honore de Balzac
In days gone by, we were afraid of dying in dishonor or a state of sin. Nowadays, we are afraid of dying fools. Now the fact is that there is no Extreme Unction to absolve us of foolishness. We endure it here on earth as subjective eternity.
-Jean Baudrillard
Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.
-Al Bernstein
A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
-Al Bernstein
There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won t.
-Josh Billings
Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.
-Josh Billings
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.
-Josh Billings
Every fool finds a greater one to admire them.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
-William Blake
However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.
-Nicholas Boileau
Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.
-Nicholas Boileau
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
-Nicholas Boileau
Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.
-Gene Brown

'Impossibility: a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.' — Napoleon Boneparte. 'There is no adequate defence, except stupidity, against the impact of a.

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wise saying about fools

Proverbs 26Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Wise Sayings About Fools

26 Just as snow should not fall in summer, nor rain at harvest time, so people should not honor a fool.

Don’t worry when someone curses you for no reason. Nothing bad will happen. Such words are like birds that fly past and never stop.

You have to whip a horse, you have to put a bridle on a mule, and you have to beat a fool.

4-5 There is no good way to answer fools when they say something stupid. If you answer them, then you, too, will look like a fool. If you don’t answer them, they will think they are smart.

Never let a fool carry your message. If you do, it will be like cutting off your own feet. You are only asking for trouble.

A fool trying to say something wise is like a crippled person trying to walk.

Showing honor to a fool is as bad as tying a rock in a sling.

A fool trying to say something wise is like a drunk trying to pick a thorn out of his hand.

10 Hiring a fool or a stranger who is just passing by is dangerous—you don’t know who might get hurt.

11 Like a dog that returns to its vomit, a fool does the same foolish things again and again.

12 People who think they are wise when they are not are worse than fools.

13 A person who is lazy and wants to stay home says, “What if there is a lion out there? Really, there might be a lion in the street!”

14 Like a door on its hinges, a lazy man turns back and forth on his bed.

15 Lazy people are too lazy to lift the food from their plate to their mouth.

16 Lazy people think they are seven times smarter than the people who really have good sense.

17 To step between two people arguing is as foolish as going out into the street and grabbing a stray dog by the ears.

18-19 Anyone who would trick someone and then say, “I was only joking” is like a fool who shoots flaming arrows into the air and accidentally kills someone.

20 Without wood, a fire goes out. Without gossip, arguments stop.

21 Charcoal keeps the coals glowing, wood keeps the fire burning, and troublemakers keep arguments alive.

22 People love to hear gossip. It is like tasty food on its way to the stomach.

23 Good words that hide an evil heart are like silver paint over a cheap, clay pot.24 Evil people say things to make themselves look good, but they keep their evil plans a secret.25 What they say sounds good, but don’t trust them. They are full of evil ideas.26 They hide their evil plans with nice words, but in the end, everyone will see the evil they do.

27 Whoever digs a pit can fall into it. Whoever rolls a large stone can be crushed by it.

28 Liars hate the people they hurt, and false praise can hurt people.

"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn "You can say any foolish thing to do to a dog, and the dog will give.

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