„A diamond was laying in the street covered with dirt. Many fools passed by. Someone who knew diamonds picked it up.“

—  Kabir

Sakhi, 171; translation by Yashwant K. Malaiya based on that of Puran Sahib.

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„I would die happy if I knew that on my tombstone could be written these words, "This man was an absolute fool. None of the disastrous things that he reluctantly predicted ever came to pass!"“

—  Lewis Mumford American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic 1895 - 1990

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„He knew now that he had always been a fool.“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940

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Quoted, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)
Contexto: Merlin went up-stairs very quietly at nine o'clock. When he was in his room and had closed the door tight he stood by it for a moment, his thin limbs trembling. He knew now that he had always been a fool.
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But it was too late. He had angered Providence by resisting too many temptations. There was nothing left but heaven, where he would meet only those who, like him, had wasted earth.

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„Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.“

—  Publilio Siro Latin writer

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„Any one who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

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„A man of special learning may be a fool as to common relations. And that he who passes for an intellectual prince may be a moral pauper there are examples enough to show.“

—  Henry George American economist 1839 - 1897

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A Perplexed Philosopher (1892)
Contexto: The respect for authority, the presumption in favor of those who have won intellectual reputation, is within reasonable limits, both prudent and becoming. But it should not be carried too far, and there are some things especially as to which it behooves us all to use our own judgment and to maintain free minds. For not only does the history of the world show that undue deference to authority has been the potent agency through which errors have been enthroned and superstitions perpetuated, but there are regions of thought in which the largest powers and the greatest acquirements cannot guard against aberrations or assure deeper insight. One may stand on a box and look over the heads of his fellows, but he no better sees the stars. The telescope and the microscope reveal depths which to the unassisted vision are closed. Yet not merely do they bring us no nearer to the cause of suns and animal-cula, but in looking through them the observer must shut his eyes to what lies about him. That intension is at the expense of extension is seen in the mental as in the physical sphere. A man of special learning may be a fool as to common relations. And that he who passes for an intellectual prince may be a moral pauper there are examples enough to show.

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„Many a good argument is ruined by some fool who knows what he is talking about.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

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„He who poses as a fool is not a fool.“

—  Robert Greene, livro The 48 Laws of Power

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

—  Marilyn vos Savant US American magazine columnist, author and lecturer 1946

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„He wanted to tell me that he thought he finally knew why Christ said to call no man Fool. Christ had said it, Seymour thought I'd want to know, because there are no fools. Dopes, yes — fools, no.“

—  Jerome David Salinger, livro Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

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„The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet and Führer, and sometimes it is luckily the other way round as well, or else mankind would long since have perished of stupidity.“

—  C.G. Jung, livro Mysterium Coniunctionis

Mysterium Coniunctionis http://books.google.com/books?id=fqt-AAAAMAAJ&q=%22The+wise+man+who+is+not+heeded+is+counted+a+fool+and+the+fool+who+proclaims+the+general+folly+first+and+loudest+passes+for+a+prophet+and%22+%22and+sometimes+it+is+luckily+the+other+way+round+as+well+or+else+mankind+would+long+since+have+perished+of+stupidity%22&pg=PA549#v=onepage (1955)

„A woman who acts like a fool is a fool.“

—  Arthur Golden, livro Memórias de uma Gueixa

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„Anyone who makes up their mind about an issue before they hear the issue is a fool.“

—  Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965