“The fool in a hurry drinks his tea with the fork.”
Charlie Chan (Earl Derr Biggers)
"Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook."
“If wine disappeared from human production, I believe there would be, in the health and intellect of the planet, a void, a deficiency far more terrible than all the excesses and deviations for which wine is made responsible. Is it not reasonable to suggest that people that never drink wine, whether naive or doctrinaire, are fools or hypocrites....?”
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet
“Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.”
P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )
“Etiquette, n: a code of social rites, ceremonies and observances, constituting a vulgarian's claim to toleration. The fool's credentials.”
Ambrose Bierce, ‘The Devil's Dictionary’ (1911)
“Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’
“Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.”
Robert Schuller, evangelist.
‘How to Be an Extraordinary Person in an Ordinary World’
“The proposition, that the sun is the centre and does not revolve about the earth, is foolish, absurd, false in theology and heretical.”
The Inquisition, on Galileo's proposals
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