Great Throughts Treasury

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Apocrypha NULL

The heart of fools is in their mouth, but the mouth of the wise is in their heart.

Character | Heart | Wise |

George Crabbe

In idle wishes fools supinely stay; be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

Character | Will | Wisdom | Wishes |

Thomas D'Urfey

None are fools always, tho every one sometimes.

Character | Wisdom |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Of all thieves, fools are the worst; they rob you of time and temper.

Character | Temper | Time |

Henry Ford

There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world’s ills will be cured.

Character | Money | Power | Will | World |

Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, an scarcely in that; for it is true, we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct. Remember this; they that will not be counseled cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you over your knuckles.

Advice | Character | Conduct | Experience | Reason | Will | Learn |

Lin-chi, also Lin-chi Yi-sen, Lin-chi I-hsuan, Rinzai, Rinzai Gigen, Linji, Línjì Yìxuán NULL

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.

Character | Men | Will | Wise |

Alexander Pope

To pardon those absurdities in ourselves which we condemn in others, is neither better nor worse than to be more willing to be fools ourselves than to have others so.

Better | Character | Pardon |

Francis Quarles

The fountain of beauty is the heart, and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber. If virtue accompanies beauty it is the heart's paradise; if vice be associate with it, it is the soul's purgatory. It is the wise man's bonfire, and the fools furnace.

Beauty | Character | Heart | Man | Paradise | Soul | Thought | Virtue | Virtue | Wise | Beauty | Thought | Vice |

Edward Thomson

It is success that colors all in life; success makes fools admired, makes villains honest.

Character | Life | Life | Success |

Theognis, aka Theognis of Megara NULL

What fools men are to weep the dead and gone! Unwept, youth drops its petals one by one.

Character | Men | Youth | Youth |

Mendel Zabaraz

Only fools waste their present moments regretting what is over and done with. They will constantly say, “If only I hadn’t gotten involved in this venture, I wouldn’t have suffered.” “If only I would have stayed an hour longer, this would not have happened.” We are not prophets and there is no possible way to know in advance exactly what will be. Try to protect yourself from harm, but realize we can never plan for every contingency.

Character | Harm | Plan | Present | Waste | Will |

George Crabbe

In idle wishes fools supinely stay; be there a will and wisdom finds a way.

Will | Wisdom | Wishes |

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

Innovators and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning (and very often at the end) of their careers.

Beginning | Genius | Men | Wisdom |

Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

Wisdom |

Henry Ford

There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.

Money | Power | Will | Wisdom | World |

Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school; but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true, we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.

Advice | Conduct | Experience | Will | Wisdom | Learn |

John French, fully Field Marshall John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres, aka The Viscount French

Young people tell what they are doing, old people what they have done and fools what they wish to do.

People | Wisdom | Old |

Heinrich Heine

Wise men think out their thoughts; fools proclaim them.

Men | Wisdom | Wise | Think |