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Frivolous Quotes

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The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county.
The U.S.
has more costs of litigation per person than any other
industrialized nation in the world,
and it is crippling our economy.
- Jack Kingston

Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives,
and the serious part of frivolous ones.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous
calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
- Iris Murdoch

 

Fashion is not frivolous.
It is a part of being alive today.
- Mary Quant

Actually lowering the cost of insurance would be accomplished
by such things as making it harder for lawyers to win
frivolous lawsuits against insurance companies.
- Thomas Sowell

Fashion is not frivolous.
I am a businesswoman, a very serious person.
- Donatella Versace

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It is an endless and frivolous Pursuit to act by any
other Rule than the Care of satisfying our own Minds in what we do.
- Richard Steele

When an author is too meticulous about his style,
you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction,
and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
- Jane Austen

There is no such thing as an unreasonable question,
or a silly question, or a frivolous question,
or a waste-of-time question.
It's your life, and you've got to get these answers.
- Marcia Wallace

It's only women who are not really quite women at all,
frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.
- Marguerite Duras

Lawsuits - and frivolous lawsuits - are just sapping
the life out of the people who perform the services
and deliver the goods for the rest of the citizenry in the State of Montana.
- Conrad Burns

Art cannot result from sophisticated,
frivolous, or superficial effects.
- Hans Hofmann

Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without
any cause for weariness...
and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness,
the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball,
is sufficient enough to amuse him.
- Blaise Pascal

I am frivolous.
Then I feel guilty.
- Catherine Deneuve

Our health care system is the finest in the world,
but we still have too many uninsured Americans,
too high prices for prescription drugs,
and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians
out of state or out of business.
- Judy Biggert

This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important,
common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit
the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal
injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses.
- Bob Ney

Playing sport was somewhat frivolous,
but I liked it.
I rebelled a little bit, and wouldn't go to music lessons and things like that,
but I would go and play ball.
My parents learned to love it because they saw how much I got out of it.
- Mike Krzyzewski

It's not that Shakespeare is frivolous,
but you spend your time just getting people to dress
up in other people's costumes and pretending to be people that they're not,
and you think, after the years go by,
well, what on earth was all that about?
- Jonathan Miller

They call me corrupt, frivolous.
I am not at all privileged.
Maybe the only privileged thing is my face.
And corrupt? God!
I would not look like this if I am corrupt.
Some ugliness would settle down on my system.
- Imelda Marcos

I was trained as a neurologist, and then I went into the theater,
and if you're brought up to think of yourself as a
biological scientist of some sort,
pretty well everything else seems frivolous by comparison.
- Jonathan Miller

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic
which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
- Heywood Broun

Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Frivolity is a stern taskmaster.
- Bill Griffith

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly,
waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity,
sleeping in the cold night's arms.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

You spend ten years of your life being trained to do one thing,
and you're being taught to think that it's the most
serious thing that anyone could possibly do,
and then suddenly you find yourself doing something
that in some respects is the epitome of frivolity.
- Jonathan Miller

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

An inborn tendency toward science turning it into a lifelong commitment.
- Bruno Rossi

I think it is an inborn talent - just luck.
Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball.
Most people have something.
My talent is drawing and painting.
- Mike Thompson

There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist
feeling is altogether lacking;
its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our
inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution.
- Arthur Keith

A feeling that was possibly generated by experiences
in my previous work on cosmic rays;
more likely it was inborn and was the reason why,
as a young man, I went into the field of cosmic rays.
- Bruno Rossi

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
- Zhuangzi

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

One man's folly is another man's wife.
- Helen Rowland

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

True wisdom is less presuming than folly.
The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind;
the fool is obstinate,
and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
- Akhenaton

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly,
better than wise people for their wisdom.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion,
and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the
most childish pieces of folly.
- Matthew Hale

But I can tell you what your folly and injustice will compel us to do.
It will compel us to be free from your domination,
and more self-reliant than we have been.
- John H. Reagan

Public opinion is a compound of folly,
weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling,
obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
- Robert Peel

You can do but one of these things; it is folly to attempt anything else,
for there cannot exist a slave confederacy and a free
confederacy side by side upon this continent.
- John Brough

The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury,
our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up
for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
- Thomas Huxley

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy;
Better than the pain of thinking,
Is to steep the sense in drinking.
- Alcaeus

The folly which we might have ourselves committed is
the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.
- Joseph Roux

There is perhaps no surer mark of folly,
than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.
- Henry Fielding

When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray,
what charm can soothe her melancholy,
what art can wash her guilt away?
- Oliver Goldsmith

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between
the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth -
two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
- Ambrose Bierce

And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen,
to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
- Thomas Keneally

The father's greatest folly is that he believes he
can be a much more simple person than he is;
he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.
- Atom Egoyan

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue?
It is the greatest of all possible evils;
for it is folly,
vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
- Edmund Burke

We should never rush into folly just because other
nations are practicing it.
- Leon Kass

It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of
a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
- Jonathan Swift

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
- Lord Chesterfield

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
- Beverly Sills

It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do.
- Richard Whately

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
- William Blake

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
- Lord Byron

I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose
the criminal folly of Hitler.
- Wilhelm Canaris

War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness,
that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason.
- James Madison

The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.
- Pliny the Elder

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for,
the thing before which every ambition of man is folly
and all lower achievement vain.
- Henry Drummond

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy;
profit from folly rather than participate in it.
- Warren Buffett

When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly...
When knowledge exceeds a certain limit,
it leads to exploitation.
- Abu Bakr

There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against
the folly of its possessors.
- William Graham Sumner

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly,
is to fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer

Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
- William Temple

'Tis folly to be wise.
- Thomas Gray


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