There Are No Mature Fools


Thought for the Week

“I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“To avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.” ~Alice Walker

“Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.” ~Patrick Rothfuss

“Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.” ~Hermann Hesse

“Before God we are all equally wise–and equally foolish.” ~Albert Einstein

“Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it.” ~M.J. Croan


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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27 Responses to There Are No Mature Fools

  1. Good thoughts! Here are a couple more, prompted by the quote from Rothfuss: “A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.” (Proverbs 18:2) “He who answers before listening–that is his folly and his shame.” (Proverbs 18:13)

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  2. byngnigel says:

    The last one, sounds like something my old man always said to me

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  3. Lisa Beth says:

    My favorite is the first, yours!

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  4. Gary Fultz says:

    I had a cleaver comment but thanks to Patrick….

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  5. All good quotes, Mitch, including yours. I make every effort to follow Proverbs 17:28: Even fools keeping silent, are considered wise; if they keep their lips closed, intelligent.

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  6. Interesting quotes!

    I laughed on every next quote, and felt I’m equally fool and wise.

    I’m visiting your blog after a long time.

    Thank you for sharing.😊

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  7. Brilliant quotes. Thank you for sharing with us Mitch. 😊

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