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1. "At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose."
Author: Alcuin
2. "Wise men argue causes; fools decide them."
Author: Anacharsis
3. "Therapy to life: Eat with the wise, and drink with the fools!"
Author: Anthony Liccione
4. "A person who is a good and true Christian should realize that truth belongs to his Lord, wherever it is found, gathering and acknowledging it even in pagan literature, but rejecting superstitious vanities and deploring and avoiding those who 'though they knew God did not glorify him as God or give thanks but became enfeebled in their own thoughts and plunged their senseless minds into darkness. Claiming to be wise they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the image of corruptible mortals and animals and reptiles' [Rom. 1:21-3]"
Author: Augustine Of Hippo
5. "Folly consists not in committing Folly, but in being incapable of concealing it. All men make mistakes, but the wise conceal the blunders they have made, while fools make them public. Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen. If you can't be good, be careful."
Author: Baltasar Gracián
6. "Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it."
Author: Benjamin Franklin
7. "If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter prophecies, and scratch ourselves in public. We can play with Big Ideas because the garish motley of our pulp origins make us seem harmless."
Author: Bruce Sterling
8. "Wise men profit more by fools than fools by wise men."
Author: Cato
9. "O prejudice, prejudice, prejudice, how many hast thou destroyed! Men who might have been wise have remained fools because they thought they were wise. Many judge what the gospel ought to be, but do not actually enquire as to what it is. They do not come to the Bible to obtain their views of religion, but they open that Book to find texts to suit the opinions which they bring to it. They are not open to the honest force of truth, and therefore are not saved by it."
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
10. "Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom."
Author: Charles Spurgeon
11. "Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them."
Author: Christine De Pizan
12. "Hope is a dangerous thing, Raisa thought. Once kindled, it's hard to put out. It makes wise people into fools."
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
13. "It is ignorance that is at times incomprehensible to the wise; for instance, he may not see 'the positive person' or 'the negative person' in such a black and white way as many people do. A wise man may not understand it because, as a catalyst of wisdom, but not always wise in his own eyes, even he can learn from and give back to fools. To think that an individual has absolutely nothing to offer to the table is counter-intuitively what the wise man considers to be 'the ignorance of hopelessness'."
Author: Criss Jami
14. "In the first ages they were wise men; in the middle age, madmen; in these latter ages, cunning men: in the earliest time they were honest; in the middle time, rogues; in these last times, fools: at first they dealt with nature; then with the Devil; and now not with the Devil, or with nature either: in the first ages the magicians were wiser than the people; in the second age, wickeder than the people; and in our age, the people are both wiser and wickeder than the magicians."
Author: Daniel Defoe
15. "Nature BoyThere was a boyA very strange enchanted boyThey say he wandered very far, very farOver land and seaA little shyAnd sad of eyeBut very wiseWas heAnd then one dayA magic day he passed my wayAnd while we spoke of many things, fools and kingsThis he said to me"The greatest thingYou'll ever learnIs just to loveAnd be lovedIn return"
Author: David Bowie
16. "Prefer to be defeated in the presence of the wise than to excel among fools."
Author: Dogen Zenji
17. "Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erecteth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. Therefore atheism did never perturb states; for it makes men wary of themselves, as looking no further: and we see the times inclined to atheism (as the time of Augustus Cæsar) were civil times. But superstition hath been the confusion of many states, and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres of government. The master of superstition is the people; and in all superstition wise men follow fools; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reversed order."
Author: Francis Bacon
18. "A man carries within him the germ of his most exceptional action; and if we wise people make eminent fools of ourselves on any particular occasion, we must endure the legitimate conclusion that we carry a few grains of folly to our ounce of wisdom."
Author: George Eliot
19. "The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them."
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
20. "The world's theologyThe world's theology is easy to define. It is the view . . . that human beings are basically good, that no one is really lost, that belief in Jesus Christ is not necessary for salvation."Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." Romans 1:22"
Author: James Montgomery Boice
21. "I am only a cup that knowledge holds. It does not to knowledge matter how poor the cup is. It is the wisdom of those who drink of me that me wise makes. Fools make a sibyl foolish, wherever she is."
Author: Joan D. Vinge
22. "Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools."
Author: John Tillotson
23. "...that in former ages they had been as wise as they are in this present, nay, wiser; for, said they, many in this age do think their forefathers have been fools, by which they prove themselves to be such."
Author: Margaret Cavendish
24. "Besides, we shall want employments for our senses, and subjects for arguments; for were there nothing but truth, and no falsehood, there would be no occasion for to dispute, and by this means we should want the aim and pleasure of our endeavours in confuting and contradicting each other; neither would one man be thought wiser than another, but all would either be alike knowing and wise, or all would be fools..."
Author: Margaret Cavendish
25. "A wise quote can only change a wise man! Therefore, wise sayings are for the wise men, not for the fools! The sunflowers turn their face toward the Sun, the fools, toward the darkness!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
26. "It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them."
Author: Paddy Ashdown
27. "Howard thought, Is it not true: A move oft he head, a step to the left or right, and we change from wise, decent, loyal people to conceited fools? Light changes, our eyes blink and see the world from the slightest difference of perspective and our place in it has changed infinitely"
Author: Paul Harding
28. "The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love."
Author: Paulo Coelho
29. "Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish."
Author: Quintilian
30. "Any fool can see the limits of seeing, but not even the wisest know the limits of knowing. Thus is ignorance rendered invisible, and are all Men made fools."
Author: R. Scott Bakker
31. "You will rarely make wise decisions if you surround yourself with fools"
Author: Rasheed Ogunlaru
32. "The police move around again, and the crowd gets just quiet enough so that we can hear the guy holding the sign calling Pagans Athiests say, "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." Mom pops up out of her seat, turns in that direction and shouts, "Professing themselves to be Christians, they commit violence."
Author: Robin Reardon
33. "The fools among us are presented to be wise and the wise among us are presented to be fools."
Author: Santosh Kalwar
34. "Love is wisdom, love is in giving, love is god, and god is love but there is no wise or fools for love. Love is equal for each one of us."
Author: Santosh Kalwar
35. "Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men."
Author: Thomas Fuller
36. "Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools."
Author: Thomas Hobbes
37. "If the wise knew everything the foolish know, there would be no fools."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
38. "What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end."
Author: Warren Buffett
39. "Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools."
Author: William Alexander
40. "We were born a nation of entrepreneurs. That is why so manypeople came to this country from so many different nations and culturesaround the globe. The entrepreneur sees the opportunity, takesaction, and successfully learns from the experience. They go on tocreate wealth. They become part of that demographic that is called"the rich." They, not the government, drive the economy and createjobs. Only a mind with an envious, greedy perspective would considerpunitively taxing the rich as a viable solution to our fiscal miasma.This is a solution springing from the fount of ignorance and deemedwise only by fools."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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