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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
H. L. Mencken

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Samuel Butler

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

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it.
/Murphy's Law/

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

Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?
Mark Twain /Huckelberry Finn/

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

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
Doris Lessing

It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
Harold MacMillan

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
/Murphy's Law/

Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.
/Murphy's Law/

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell /Marriage and Morals/

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
Kin Hubbard

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There are more fools in the world than there are people.
Heinrich Heine

There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.
Charles P. Steinmetz

What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do.
George Bernard Shaw

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

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