He that makes an Ass of himself must not take it ill if Men ride him.Thomas Fuller, 1732
None is a fool always, everyone sometimes.George Herbert, 1640
Anybody who feels at ease in the world today is a fool.Robert Hitchens, 1959
Heh. This is a good one.
There are two kinds of fools: one says, “This is old, therefore it is good”; the other says, “This is new, therefore it is better.”Dean William Ralph Inge (1860-1954)
A man may be a fool and not know it– but not if he is married.H.L. Mencken
A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool usually has his suspicions.Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)
Puck: Lord, what fools these mortals be!Shakespeare, 1595
2019 in a nutshell:
Fools are more dangerous than rouges.George Bernard Shaw, 1928
The ultimate affect of shielding men from folly is to fill the world with fools.Herbert Spencer, 1866
I think I’ll stop there.
All from Quotationary, Leonard Roy Frank, ed., Random House, New York, 2001.