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Quotations for Laughs #75 --- A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

Updated on September 30, 2012

Humor about a Fool and His Money

“A fool and his money are soon parted” always makes us wonder how he happened to get it in the first place.

---Charles A. Leedy, Youngstown Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1940.

The saying that a fool and his money being soon parted goes unchallenged because it is so hard to find a fool with money to prove it.

---Charles A. Leedy, Youngstown Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1943.

Most folks aren’t worried about a fool and his money being parted so much as how a guy that stupid made the money in the first place.

—John Mooney, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 6, 1953.

A fool and his money are soon parted–his wife takes it from his pocket.

—Dan Valentine, Salt Lake Telegram, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 18, 1951.

Once a fool and his money were soon departed. Today Uncle Sam makes no distinction.

—Lee R. Call, Star Valley Independent, Afton, Wyo., Nov. 18, 1960.

A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait until income tax time.

—Lee R. Call, Star Valley Independent, Afton, Wyo., Dec. 21, 1967.

A fool and his money are soon potted.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., April 22, 1966.

One reason a fool and his money are soon parted is that our American business system is highly organized for extracting money from fools.

—Tom Ethridge, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Nov. 13, 1967.

A fool and his money are saloon parted.

—Howard C. “Buck” Herzog, Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 26, 1960.

They used to say a fool and his money are soon parted. Now it happens to everybody.

—Howard C. “Buck” Herzog, Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis., April 5, 1955.

A fool and his money are soon penny wise and pound foolish.

---Jo-Marie Varga, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, Feb. 2, 1965.

A fool and his money are soon parted. That is more than you can say for a golfer and his vocabulary.

—Al Warden, Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah, Feb. 12, 1925.

A fool and his money are soon located by salesmen.

---Carey Williams, Waycross Journal-Herald, Waycross, Ga., April 24, 1933.

A fool and his money are soon divorced.

---Tom Sims, Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 9, 1922.

A fool and his money are soon party-ed.

---Liston Dickson Elkins, Waycross Journal-Herald, Waycross, Ga., April 21, 1938.

A fool and his money are saloon parted.

—Howard C. “Buck” Herzog, Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 26, 1960.

The reason why a fool and his money are soon parted is because the world is so highly organized for taking money away from a fool.

---Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., March 29, 1936.

As a general thing, when a fool and his money are parted it is the money that got the divorce.

---Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, July 19, 1926.

As a general thing, when the fool and his money are parted it's a permanent divorce.

---Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, April 17, 1929.

A fool and his money are soon parted--but a fool and his conceit, never!

---Helena Independent, Helena, Mont., March 25, 1917.

A fool and her alimony are soon parted.

---DeRidder Enterprise, DeRidder, La., March 11, 1927.

Time is money, so 'tis said, and yet lots of fools throw away money to kill time.

---Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Mont., Jan. 4, 1936.

The fool with money to burn generally doesn't have to wait long to meet his match.

---Theodore L. Cannon, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 12, 1955.

Money never made a fool of anybody. It merely shows them up.

—Les Goates, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 14, 1948.

Few men can make money and fools of themselves at the same time.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American-Press, Lake Charles, La., Dec. 16, 1930.

Men make much bigger fools of themselves with money than without it.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., Sept. 8, 1933.

Money doesn’t make a fool of a man. It merely gives him an opportunity to display his natural talents.

---Robert Quillen, The Evening News, San Jose, Calif., Nov. 9, 1921.

If there was a federal tax on acting foolish we could pay our entire national debt in a couple of days.

---Crowley Daily Signal, Crowley, La., June 3, 1924.

The height of foolishness is living expensively to impress people who live expensively to impress you.

---Daily Idahonian, Moscow, Idaho, Sept. 19, 1944.

People worry too much about the high cost of living and not enough about the high cost of foolishness.

---Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Jan. 13, 1926.

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    Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

    Thank you for sharing. A fool lost his money to a girl who cooed honey :))

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