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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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

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

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

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

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

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

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

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

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

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

I was being foolish.
An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist.
The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
- Kirk Cameron

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

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

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

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

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

It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way.
- Paddy Ashdown

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Dare to wear the foolish clown face.
- Frank Sinatra

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

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

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

I think if you run away from who you are,
that you're a Democrat and you're proud to be a Democrat,
it's foolish.
And the reason it's foolish is you've got a lot to be proud of.
- Tim Kaine

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

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people;
for who sees not,
but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins,
who were therefore shut out.
- Thomas Shepard

Money and fame made me believe I was entitled.
I was wrong and foolish.
- Tiger Woods

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

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

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

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

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

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

Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago,
I do not believe now.
This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish
it would be to expect all men to agree with me.
- Jim Rohn

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

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

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

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

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

Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds.
They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
- Emma Goldman

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

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

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

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

This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks
of any other water besides this,
is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects.
- George Ripley

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

I sort of missed one big thing, to touch first base.
I hope I didn't act foolish, but this is history.
- Mark McGwire

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

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

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

I'm an incredibly lucky girl.
For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes
and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly,
I am still incredibly lucky.
- Monica Lewinsky

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

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


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