Quotable #42: Greatest Fool


“A man who knows he is a fool is not a great fool.” — Master Zhuang, Zhuangzi, c. 300 BC

“The greatest fool is he who thinks he is not one and all others are.” — Baltasar Gracián (1601-1658), The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Trans. by Christopher Maurer, 1992)


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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16 Responses to Quotable #42: Greatest Fool

  1. It’s better to keep quite in situations then to open your mouth and prove that you are a fool… Time tested saying.


  2. girlalert says:

    Heyy I have only read this post of yours since it’s the most recent but I can already tell that you are so so wise and you want to share your knowledge and that’s such a great attidtude to have and I just want to encourage you to keep going!!

    Also thx for checking out my blog. It’s small but something nevertheless. Hopefully you could connect to my content and liked it. I have been trying to make it more personal and open and honest so encourage everyone to just be themselves. Basically a platform where no one will get judged and you can voice your opinions. I am glad you stumbled across it.

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  3. Garfield Hug says:

    Words to the wise indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Abigail says:

    Though separated by time and space, “fools” apparently share similar philosophies. Great pair of quotes!


  5. Isabelle says:

    Truth being told. Brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. paolsoren says:

    A great comment. I trust you have followers across the Pacific.


  7. True thought of the day shared

    Liked by 1 person

  8. B. says:

    … You have this gift of making me think and laugh at the same time with your quotes 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  9. masercot says:

    A man who knows he’s a fool is not so foolish.
    A man who knows he’s a fool to cry, wonders why…

    Liked by 1 person

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