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Foolishness Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Foolishness.

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant
and chased by the foolish.
- Timothy Zahn

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

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

It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think
that you can ever outwit your audience.
- Twyla Tharp

So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future,
learning nothing from his past errors and fancying
that tomorrow must be better than today.
- Mika Waltari

The point of living and of being an optimist is to
be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
- Peter Ustinov

If women believed in their husbands they would be a
good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.
- H. L. Mencken

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational -
but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
- Judith Viorst

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

The entire universe is working against me.
I can't believe the entire universe could be that foolish!
- Craig Bruce

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

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

No grand idea was ever born in a conference,
but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
- Alec Guinness

You don't have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting.
When you're younger you don't want to look a fool,
so you don't do things that might make you vulnerable.
- Tom Wilkinson

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

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

We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant,
but we were right.
- Daniel Ellsberg

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

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

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
- Richard Savage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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