Foolish Ways


The fool wonders, the wise man asks. – Benjamin Disraeli

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."  – Psalm 14:1

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way. – Josh Billings

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. – Proverbs 1:7

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. – William Shakespeare

But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  – Matthew 7:26

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. – Benjamin Franklin

Fools talk way too much, Chattering stuff they know nothing about. – Ecclesiastes 10:14

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?                      – 1 Corinthians 1:20

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory. – Bruce Lee

Extortion turns a wise man into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart. – Ecclesiastes 7:7

A fool and his money are soon elected. – Will Rogers

Answer a fool in simple terms so he doesn't get a swelled head. – Proverbs 26:5

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions. – Wilson Mizner

Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. – Proverbs 10:14

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep. – Chanakya

Fools have short fuses and explode all too quickly; the prudent quietly shrug off insults. – Proverbs 12:16

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

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. – Proverbs 12:15

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. – Jim Elliot

Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? – Galatians 3:3

Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.Marcus Tullius Cicero

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. – Proverbs 26:11

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces. – Proverbs 13:20

A poor youngster with some wisdom is better off than an old but foolish king who doesn't know which end is up.  – Ecclesiastes 4:13

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. – Robert Frost

The perceptive find wisdom in their own front yard; fools look for it everywhere but right here. – Proverbs 17:24

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. – Euripides

What's this? Fools out shopping for wisdom! They wouldn't recognize it if they saw it!  – Proverbs 17:16

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

The fool sits back and takes it easy, His sloth is slow suicide. – Ecclesiastes 4:5

I pity da fool! – Mr.T


>>> Originally Posted by Brian O at ECHO: Foolish Ways