Foolishness Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Foolishness quotes and Foolishness sayings, and Foolishness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

Mark Twain

"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it."

Edith Sitwell

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."


"Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change."


"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit."

William Shakespeare

"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

"The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way."

Josh Billings

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result."

Albert Einstein

"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one."


"A fellow who is always declaring that he’s no fool, usually has his suspicions."

Wilson Mizner

"Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness."


"Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain."

Khalil Gibran

"Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness."

Sacha Guitry

"Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information."

John McCarthy

"The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity."

Harlan Elison

"With too much pride a man cannot learn a thing. In and of itself, learning teaches you how foolish you are."

Criss Jami

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."


"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion."

James Russell Lowell

"Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment."


"Fools build houses, and wise men buy them."

Unknown Author

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."


"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."


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

Unknown Author

"He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."

J.R.R. Tolkien

"If you fear nothing, then you are not brave. You are merely too foolish to be afraid."

Laurell K. Hamilton

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


"The complete fool is half prophet."


"The fool is thirsty in the midst of water."


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