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Foolish Quotes

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

 

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave
all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

Money and fame made me believe I was entitled.
I was wrong and foolish.
- Tiger Woods

I may be getting old, but not foolish.
- Elia Kazan

I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to
a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes.
- John Clayton

Eddie Drake is sort of this loose cannon,
funny, edgy guy, who has this really foolish,
foolish mustache.
- Lee Tergesen

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing
and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person
of sense and character detests and despises it.
- George Washington

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief,
as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives,
but on balance life is suffering, and only the very
young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
- George Orwell

The point is, when you have a chance to have a big adventure,
especially if, like in your case, it doesn't hurt anyone,
it's just plain foolish not to take it.
- Mink Stole

There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to
outrage than a useless mob.
- Herodotus

New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests
undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal.
Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors.
- Wallace Stevens

The fools ran after me and I ran after the whores,
foolish though I realized such a proceeding to be.
- C. S. Forester

It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.
- Cardinal De Retz

I think if you run away from who you are,
that you're a Democrat and you're proud to be a Democrat,
it's foolish.
And the reason it's foolish is you've got a lot to be proud of.
- Tim Kaine

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty
of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.
- Gloria Swanson

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last.
- Dusty Springfield

I had never done TV.
I think it's a foolish medium for, most rock 'n roll music.
Nobody ever comes off well on TV.
- Dan Fogelberg

I'm sort of in for a penny, in for a pound with Star Trek,
It's my life at this point.
To deny it would just be foolish.
- Jonathan Frakes

I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.
- Jeanette Winterson

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury,
that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
- Jean de La Fontaine

You can sway an audience if you win the women over.
The gentlemen will follow 'cause they can be so foolish like that at times,
they are easily led.
- Johnny Vegas

American education has been littered with failed fads
and foolish ideas for the past century.
- Diane Ravitch

Woman is always fickle - foolish is he who trusts her.
- Francis I

I have maintained a passionate interest in education,
which leads me occasionally to make foolish and ill-considered
remarks alleging that not everything is well in our schools.
- Philip Pullman

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he
automatically deserves great success in any field of activity;
yet almost everyone believes that he automatically
deserves success in marriage.
- Sydney J. Harris

Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed
to walk through vast crowds of people,
their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
- Erich von Stroheim

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

Dare to wear the foolish clown face.
- Frank Sinatra

It would be foolish to suggest that government is a
good custodian of aesthetic goals.
But, there is no alternative to the state.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I sort of missed one big thing, to touch first base.
I hope I didn't act foolish, but this is history.
- Mark McGwire

It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way.
- Paddy Ashdown

What can be more foolish than to think that all this
rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance,
when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
- Anatole France

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
- James Russell Lowell

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack
the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
- Karl Kraus

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I'm an incredibly lucky girl.
For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes
and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly,
I am still incredibly lucky.
- Monica Lewinsky

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered
from a disappointed passion.
Such wounds always leave a scar.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation
as two opposites seems foolish to me.
- Gustav Stresemann

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts
of progress as pride of opinion.
While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
- J. G. Holland

Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago,
I do not believe now.
This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish
it would be to expect all men to agree with me.
- Jim Rohn

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people,
to whom he gives nothing else.
- Martin Luther

The foolish are like ripples on water,
For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced;
But the righteous are like carvings upon stone,
For their smallest act is durable.
- Horace

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people;
for who sees not,
but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins,
who were therefore shut out.
- Thomas Shepard

One has to be foolish or irredeemably stupid to believe
that anything good can come to Europe from the land of presumed opportunity.
- Julius Streicher

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
- Kin Hubbard

Everyone who comes out does a very foolish thing in
bringing such a quantity of clothes that he never wants.
- William John Wills

Nothing to be done really about animals.
Anything you do looks foolish.
The answer isn't in us.
It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.
- Russell Hoban

Foolish many said; foolish many, many believed.
- Thomas V. Smith

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Words do not express thoughts very well.
They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed,
a little distorted, a little foolish.
- Hermann Hesse

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
- Lord Melbourne

To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish
to me as to decide to become a poet.
- Karl Jaspers


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