Thursday, November 05, 2020

Miserable fools

Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

Arthur Schopenhauer
(22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860


  1. A fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.

    Proverbs 14:3 As quoted in the New International Version translation of the Bible.

    We will see what prevails...

    1. Not sure about 14:3.
      One conclusion could be:
      The wise gives in, which is why the fools rule.

  2. I feel I am a miserable fool, often, but not especially for the reasons given here.