Foolishness Quotes

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.-George Bernard Shaw

 

Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.-Sophocles

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Children and fools speak true-Proverb

 

Children and fools cannot lie-Proverb

 

The Family of Fools is ancient-Benjamin Franklin

 

Beauty and folly are old companions.-Benjamin Franklin

 

He who is born a fool is never cured-Proverb

 

A fool and his money are soon parted.-Thomas Tusser

 

A barber learns to shave by shaving fools-Romanian Proverb

 

As crazy as hauling timber into the woods.-Horace

 

Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.-Robertson Davies

 

He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client-Proverb

 

Good nature without prudence, is foolishness-Proverb

 

Folly is the direct pursuit of happiness and beauty-George Bernard Shaw

 

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.-Edward Young

 

I wasn't born a fool. It took work to get this way.-Danny Kaye

 

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.-Henry David Thoreau

 

You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think-The Talmud

 

Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools-Gene Brown

 

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed-African Proverb

 

When the fool is told a Proverb, its meaning has to be explained to him-African Proverb

 

A fool is like the big drum that beats fast but does not realize its hollowness-Malayan Proverb

 

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.-James Gibbons Huneker

 

Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.-Moliere

 

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.-Andrew Carnegie

 

For God's sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself-Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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

 

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.-Bible

 

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.-Paulo Coelho

 

The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.-Helen Rowland

 

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.-Henry Louis Mencken

 

The reason there are so many imbeciles among imprisoned criminals is that an imbecile is so foolish even a detective can detect him-Austin O'Malley

 

A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed-Unknown

 

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

 

No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool-George Savile

 

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise-Unknown

 

You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.-Abraham Lincoln

 

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

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.-Cynthia Heimel

 

A fool may be known by six things: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without progress; inquiry, without object; putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends-Arabian Proverb

 

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.-Hunter S. Thompson

 

Foolish men imagine that because judgement for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgement for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as-Thomas Carlyle

 
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