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Foolishness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Foolishness

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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

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

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

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

Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be idle is a short road to death
and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle,
wise people are diligent.
- The Buddha

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

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
- James Russell Lowell

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish.
God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
- George Eliot

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

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

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
- Euripides

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

Surprises are foolish things.
The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
- Jane Austen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The point is, when you have a chance to have a big adventure,
especially if, like in your case, it doesn't hurt anyone,
it's just plain foolish not to take it.
- Mink Stole


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