"Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness."
- Sacha Guitry (1885 - 1957)
"The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly."
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) in 'As You Like It'
"It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly."
- Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
"So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now."
- William of Baskerville in 'The Name of the Rose'
"Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish."
- Quintilian, De Institutione Oratoria
"Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment."
- Horace (65 BC - 8 BC)
"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
- Colette (1873 - 1954), in New York World-Telegram and Sun, 1961
"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."
- Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
"Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job."
- Author Unknown
" Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one? "
- George Bernard Shaw
"Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?"
- Rita Rudner
"The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded."
- George Orwell
"It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools."
- Spanish Proverb
"A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
"Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools."
- Irish Proverb
"It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor."
- Max Eastman
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams
"A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark. "
- Henry Louis Mencken
"The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected."
- Will Rogers
"Even the gods love jokes."
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."
- Japanese Proverb
"I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it."
- Jack Handey