The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.
– Thomas Paine
Some delectable foolisms:
A fool and his money are soon elected.
― Will Rogers
I have great faith in fools ― self-confidence, my friends would call it.
― Edgar Allan Poe
I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.
― Kurt Vonnegut
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain ― and most fools do.
― Benjamin Franklin
The greatest pleasure of [being with] a dog is that you make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
― Samuel Butler
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn’ fool about it.
― W.C. Fields
Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.
― Yiddish Proverb
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
― Douglas Adams