|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.|
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act V. Scene 1. (Touchstone.)
|For every inch that is not fool is rogue.|
Dryden.Absalom and Achitophel, Part II. Line 463.
|No creature smarts so little as a fool.|
Pope.Prol. to Satires, Line 84.
|At thirty man suspects himself a fool;|
Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan;
At fifty, chides his infamous delay,
Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve,
Resolvesand re-resolves; then dies the same.
Young.Night I. Line 418.
|Tis hard if all is false that I advance,|
A fool must now and then be right by chance.
Cowper.Conversation, Line 95.
|Why should I play the Roman fool, and die|
On mine own sword?
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act V. Scene 7. (Before his combat with Macduff.)
|A fool at forty is a fool indeed.|
Young.Sat. II. Line 282.
|The fool of nature, stood with stupid eyes|
And gaping mouth, that testified surprise.
Dryden.Cymon and Iphigenia.
|A fool, a fool! I met a fool i the forest,|
A motley fool; a miserable world;
As I do live by food, I met a fool;
Who laid him down and baskd him in the sun,
And raild on lady Fortune in good terms,
In good set terms,and yet a motley fool.
Motleys the only wear.
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act II. Scene 7. (Jacques.)
|A French edition of a fool.|
Cawthorne.Equality of Human Conditions, Line 2.
|The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show.|
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act I. Scene 2. (Celia to Touchstone.)