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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