„A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does.“

—  Marilyn vos Savant, As quoted in The Truth in Words: Inspiring Quotes for the Reflective Mind (2002) by Paras, p. 92
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—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
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„1579. Fools may invent Fashions, that wise Men will wear.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Similarly in French: Les fous inventent les modes et les sages les suivent.

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„If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
Mysterium Coniunctionis http://books.google.com/books?id=avckAQAAMAAJ&q=%22If+one+does+not+understand+a+person+one+tends+to+regard+him+as+a+fool%22&pg=PA125#v=onepage, from The Collected Works of C. G. Jung (1966)

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„Its councils are full of Legislators
no charlatan can fool.“

—  Constantine P. Cavafy Greek poet 1863 - 1933
Context: Just to be on the first step should make you happy and proud. To have come this far is no small achievement: what you have done is a glorious thing. Even this first step is a long way above the ordinary world. To stand on this step you must be in your own right a member of the city of ideas. And it is a hard, unusual thing to be enrolled as a citizen of that city. Its councils are full of Legislators no charlatan can fool. The First Step http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=145&cat=1

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