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Foolishness Quotes

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Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom
understand that the impulse to blame
something or someone is foolishness,
that there is nothing to be gained in blaming,
whether it be others or oneself.
- Epictetus

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More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did,
it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness
should justify our following suit.
- Leon Kass

Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence
or even lack of information.
- John McCarthy

 

That's the penalty we have to pay for our acts of foolishness,
someone else always suffers for them.
- Alfred Sutro

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next,
and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
- William Osler

Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness
when they are first produced.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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For us to think we can enjoy, understand and practice
the Christian religion with just Matthew to Revelation is foolishness.
- Randall Terry

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious
creation in which discipline and order are relieved
with some play and pure foolishness.
- May Sarton

Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
- Sophocles

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.
It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
- Horace

As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him
the foolishness they concealed,
and which no one perceived before.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Our wisdom comes from our experience,
and our experience comes from our foolishness.
- Sacha Guitry

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness.
It's men who are discriminated against.
They can't bear children.
And no one is likely to do anything about that.
- Golda Meir

We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did.
We're also all the kindnesses we did.
I hate to think of life as if we understood time.
We don't understand time.
- Hugh Leonard

People do not wish to appear foolish;
to avoid the appearance of foolishness,
they are willing to remain actually fools.
- Alice Walker

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge,
for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
- Khalil Gibran

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home
and let's get an understanding as to where all this
is foolishness coming from.
There are others who are putting things out there or
throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping
things built up in the media.
- Afrika Bambaataa

We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness
that's going on between the East and West.
We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal.
Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast.
- Afrika Bambaataa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that
we have done was very foolish.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not;
so men are proved,
by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
- Demosthenes

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

I've performed solo for 20 years now,
but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone,
you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
- Steve Lacy

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

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

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

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

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish.
God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

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

I was being foolish.
An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist.
The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
- Kirk Cameron

I will never do another TV series.
It couldn't top I Love Lucy, and I'd be foolish to try.
In this business, you have to know when to get off.
- Lucille Ball

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

Dare to wear the foolish clown face.
- Frank Sinatra

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

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility
of a far greater progress still.
- John Maynard Keynes

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

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

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

Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds.
They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
- Emma Goldman

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

I have my good days and my bad days,
but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when
I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost -
and it takes a lot -
to write.
- Anne McCaffrey

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

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

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

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

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

If you are foolish enough to be contented,
don't show it, but grumble with the rest.
- Jerome K. Jerome

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


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