„A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him.“

Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.
Variant A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
Canto I, l. 232
The Art of Poetry (1674)

Originál

Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.

The Art of Poetry (1674)

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Nicolas Boileau7
francouzský básník a kritik 1636 - 1711

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„There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.“

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Kontext: 16) There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it.
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