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Foolish Quotes and Sayings
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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One has to be foolish or irredeemably stupid to believe
that anything good can come to Europe from the land of presumed opportunity.
- Julius Streicher

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

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

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he
automatically deserves great success in any field of activity;
yet almost everyone believes that he automatically
deserves success in marriage.
- Sydney J. Harris

It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go
on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years,
it's a failure.
- James Taylor

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

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

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack
the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
- Karl Kraus

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

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

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

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

Woman is always fickle - foolish is he who trusts her.
- Francis I

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

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

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

It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.
- Cardinal De Retz

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise,
to seem foolish.
- Aeschylus

Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave
all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

Those who wish to appear wise among fools,
among the wise seem foolish.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts
of progress as pride of opinion.
While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
- J. G. Holland

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

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

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

To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation
as two opposites seems foolish to me.
- Gustav Stresemann

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

Foolish many said; foolish many, many believed.
- Thomas V. Smith

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

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

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

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

To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish
to me as to decide to become a poet.
- Karl Jaspers

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

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool
around with his secretary.
If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
- Barry Goldwater

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

It would be foolish to suggest that government is a
good custodian of aesthetic goals.
But, there is no alternative to the state.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
- Kin Hubbard

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know
the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?
- Francois Rabelais

I had never done TV.
I think it's a foolish medium for, most rock 'n roll music.
Nobody ever comes off well on TV.
- Dan Fogelberg

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

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people,
to whom he gives nothing else.
- Martin Luther

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


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