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Quotations for Laughs #74 --- Making a Fool of a Man

Updated on September 30, 2012

Humor about a Man Making a Fool of Himself, and a Woman Making a Fool of a Man

A woman doesn’t often make a fool of a man—she just encourages his natural powers to assert themselves.

---Liston Dickson Elkins, Waycross Journal-Herald, Waycross, Ga., July 23, 1937.

Women who pride themselves on being able to make a fool of a man seldom stop to consider that it’s a thing that can backfire, and often does.

---Liston Dickson Elkins, Waycross Journal-Herald, Waycross, Ga., Jan. 18, 1945.

Life has a pretty good way to even up things: For every woman who makes a fool out of some man there’s another who makes a man out of some fool.

—Nat Campbell, El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, June 6, 1957.

It doesn’t seem so very wrong for a girl to make a fool of a man, provided he thinks enough of her to like it.

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 13, 1940.

Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men.

---Theodore Reik, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, Feb. 17, 1965.

Fool: A man who thinks a woman can’t make a fool out of him.

—Paul H. Gilbert, El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, Feb. 29, 1956.

A woman seldom makes a fool of a man--she just directs the performance.

---Purser Hewitt, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Jan. 30, 1972.

When a woman worships a man she has made a fool of him.

---E.R. Jerger, Waycross Journal-Herald, Waycross, Ga., June 27, 1938.

There is no job in which the average man cooperates more wholeheartedly than in helping a woman make a fool of him.

—Olin Miller, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 27, 1940.

When a man starts in to make a fool out of himself, he completes the job by claiming some woman did it.

---Bill Spottswood, Richardson Echo, Richardson, Texas, Sept. 25, 1925.

A man can always make a fool of a woman who loves him--provided she doesn't beat him to it by making a fool of herself.

---Helen Rowland, New Orleans States, New Orleans, La., Aug. 20, 1928.

Men often think women admire them when the women are only interested in seeing the men make fools of themselves.

---Bert Moses, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., Dec. 2, 1944.

Some men let foolish ideas run away with them; others let women.

---Bert Moses, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., Oct. 1, 1945.

The reason it is so easy for a woman to make a fool out of a man is because she usually finds the job half finished.

---Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, April 18, 1911.

It has been said that a woman can make a fool of a man in 30 minutes. And then what has she?

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 2, 1939.

Some men are born fools; marriages don’t make them all that way.

The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Miss., Aug. 19, 1936.

The easiest thing in the world for the average man to do is to make a fool out of himself. It’s easier, even, than letting someone else do it.

---Liston Dickson Elkins, Waycross Journal-Herald, Waycross, Ga., March 21, 1942.

Making a fool of yourself isn't so bad if you're bright enough to know you did it.

---Les Goates, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 6, 1948.

One of the sad things in life is that so many persons are not conscious of their potentiality. And one of the sadder things is that so many who achieve that consciousness permit it to make fools out of them.

---Jack Haney, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., Feb. 6, 1926.

Don't accuse anybody of making a fool out of you. All anybody else can do along that line is to assist you in bringing out the fact, if any, that you are a fool.

---Jack Haney, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., Feb. 6, 1926.

Other people never make fools out of us. They just inspire us to demonstrate whatever of the fool there is in us.

---Jack Haney, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., March 13, 1926.

Nobody can make a fool out of you if you aren’t the right kind of material for the job.

—Wesley S. Izzard, Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas, Feb. 22, 1956.

Even wise men make fools of themselves at times just to break the monotony.

---Olin Miller, Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., June 14, 1935.

There is only one way to acquire wisdom, but when it comes to making a fool of yourself, you have a choice of a million different methods.

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 29, 1931.

Making a fool of yourself isn’t such a bad mistake if you have sense enough to know who did it.

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 13, 1947.

Funny how you never grow too old to learn some new way of making a fool of yourself.

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 9, 1949.

Some people are such good material that they just can't help making fools of themselves.

---Duncan M. Smith, Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Ill., June 1, 1908.

It's easy for a man to make a fool of himself. He can always get plenty of help.

---Carey Williams, Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas, Feb. 5, 1958.

The easiest opportunities to find are those for making a fool of yourself.

The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Miss., July 28, 1930.

When the average man sets out to make a fool of himself he is using the cheapest material available.

---Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., March 29, 1934.

No one works at any undertaking any harder than a man who sets out to make a fool of himself.

---Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., April 23, 1936.

It isn't the fellow who makes a fool of himself that annoys you so much as the fellow who makes a fool of you.

---Ephraim Enterprise, Ephraim, Utah, Aug. 7, 1925.

When a man starts out to make a fool of himself he always finds plenty of fools handy.

---Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Dec. 17, 1922.

The man who makes a fool of himself generally works overtime.

---Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Jan. 26, 1924.

It doesn't take much remodeling for some people to make fools of themselves.

---Nashville Banner, Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 31, 1924.

The energy some men waste in making fools of themselves would make a fortune in any other line of endeavor.

---New York Times, New York, N.Y., April 21, 1912.

No man can make a fool of himself all the time. He has to sleep occasionally.

---Saturday Evening Post, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 1, 1898.

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