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A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
– Robert A. Heinlein
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A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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A fool friend always does something that the enemy wishes.
– Alireza Salehi Nejad
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A fool judges people by the presents they give him.
– Chinese Proverb
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A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
– George Bernard Shaw
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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A foolish husband fears his wife; a prudent wife obeys her husband.
– Chinese
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A foolish man in wealth and authority is like a weak-timbered house with a too-ponderous roof.
– R Chamberlain
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A fool’s excuse is always bigger than the mistake he made.
– Vikrant Parsai
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A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?
– Jonathan Swift
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A Foreign Secretaryand this applies also to a prospective Foreign Secretaryis always faced with this cruel dilemma. Nothing he can say can do very much good, and almost anything he may say may do a great deal of harm. Anything he says that is not obvious is dangerous; whatever is not trite is risky. He is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.
– Harold Macmillan
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A forest bird never wants a cage.
– Henrik Ibsen
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A formula for answering controversial letters -- without even reading the letters Dear Sir (or Madame) You may be right.
– Henry Louis Mencken
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A fox may steal your hens, Sir, a whore your health and pence, Sir, your daughter rob your chest, Sir, your wife may steal your rest, Sir, a thief your goods and plate. But this is all but picking, with rest, pence, chest and chicken; it ever was decreed, Sir, if lawyer's hand is feed, Sir, he steals your whole estate.
– John Gay
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A free horse where there is no man on its saddle always looks more beautiful than a slave horse with a man on its saddle!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...
– Epicurus
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A free lunch is only found in mousetraps.
– John Capozzi
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A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
– Adlai Ewing Stevenson
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A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
– Francis Picabia
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A French proverb says ‘Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day.’ To tell it more precise, wait till the clock strikes the midnight!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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A Frenchman is self-assured because he regards himself personally both in mind and body as irresistibly attractive to men and women. An Englishman is self-assured as being a citizen of the best-organized state in the world and therefore, as an Englishman, always knows what he should do and knows that all he does as an Englishman is undoubtedly correct. An Italian is self-assured because he is excitable and easily forgets himself and other people. A Russian is self-assured just because he knows nothing and does not want to know anything, since he does not believe that anything can be known. The German's self-assurance is worst of all, stronger and more repulsive than any other, because he imagines that he knows the truth -- science -- which he himself has invented but which is for him the absolute truth.
– Leo Tolstoy
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A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice--but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you.
– Doris Wild Helmering
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A friend in need is a friend indeed, but if he is really your friend then he should never be in need.
– Vikrant Parsai
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