|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.|
Chapman.All Fools, Act V. Scene 1.
|Fools are apt to imitate only the defects of their betters.|
Swift.Sermon 9. (Roscoes Life of Swift.)
| The world is grown so bad|
That wrens may prey where eagles dare not perch.
Shakespeare.King Richard III., Act I. Scene 3.
|While timorous knowledge stands considering,|
Audacious ignorance hath done the deed.
|Where men of judgment creep and feel their way,|
The positive pronounce without dismay.
Cowper.Conversation, Line 145.
|No place so sacred from such fops is barrd,|
Nor is Pauls church more safe than Pauls churchyard:
Nay, fly to altars; there theyll talk you dead:
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Pope.Essay on Criticism, Part III. Line 623. (Taken from Boileaus Art of Poetry.)
|Where Mars might quake to tread.|
Byron.Childe Harold, Canto I. Stanza 54.
|Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.|
Young.Night IV. Line 842.