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Foolish Quotes by Francis I, Julie Hebert, Mary Ruefle, Chanakya, Henry David Thoreau, Robert Fulghum and many others.

Woman is always fickle – foolish is he who trusts her.
Francis I
A helpful hand is a lesson in sharing and if you have the means why not play your part. Those who refuse your help are foolish, as we all know appreciating the helpful hand is just smart.
Julie Hebert
I study nature so as not to do foolish things.
Mary Ruefle
The foolish wish to speak out what was spoken in secret by the master.
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment
Henry David Thoreau
If you do not join the dancing you will feel foolish. So why not dance? And i will tell you a secret: If you do not join the dance, we will know you are a fool. But if you dance, we will think well of you for trying. if you dance badly to begin and we laugh, what is the sin in that? We will begin there.
Robert Fulghum
If people want to believe that the organic food has better nutritive value, it’s up to them to make that foolish decision. But there’s absolutely no research that shows that organic foods provide better nutrition.
Norman Borlaug
As everyone knows, things change in pro wrestling all the time. To try and expect what’s going to happen in the future is just foolish to me.
Adam Cole
Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.
Pio of Pietrelcina
He that’s foolish in the fault, let him be wise in the punishment.
George Herbert
My rule is when in doubt hire a professional. You could do it just this year and then you have direction to resume doing it yourself after the consultation. What you don’t want is to do it wrong and be hit by a huge tax bill. Remember the old saying, “Don’t be pennywise and pound foolish.”
Michelle Singletary
Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly foolish and out of touch.
Bill Bryson
You need the courage to seem foolish and to fail.
Steven Rosenberg
It’s foolish and such a shame that we attack those working for everyone’s safety.
Jaideep Ahlawat
I’d be foolish not to take some of opportunities that are coming my way. We all know this can go away at any moment.
Kim Kardashian
I have a good brain on me but I’ve never really used it when it came to decisions about love… I definitely have been foolish.
Sienna Miller
Page 61: No matter where I go in the world, although I can’t speak any foreign language, I don’t feel out of place. I think of earth as my home. If everyone thought this way, people might notice just how foolish international friction is and the would be put an end to it.
Akira Kurosawa
Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the wise, the tyrant of the foolish, the enemy of the bad.
William Rounseville Alger
Why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
Jane Austen
I’m beginning to think that life is about passing moments and small celebrations. Without them there’s only pain, fear, ambition, and, for some of us, foolish hope.
Kyra Davis
As fate is inexorable, and not to be moved either with tears or reproaches, an excess of sorrow is as foolish as profuse laughter; while, on the other hand, not to mourn at all is insensibility.
Seneca the Younger
It’s easy enough to make the truth look silly. A man never seems more foolish-like than he does when he’s speaking his whole mind and heart.
Margery Allingham
You start a business being hungry, foolish, and a little bit naive. But more often than not, you end up being disrupted yourself. It happened to Skype.
Taavet Hinrikus
Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.
Hermann Hesse
Love makes you foolish. It makes you throw every bit of logic away, do stupid things, dangerous things.
Melissa Marr
If you come on a band tense, you’re going to play tense. If you come a little bit foolish, act just a little bit foolish, and let yourself go, better ideas will come.
Charlie Parker
Well, my father Kingsley Amis was a writer and it seemed natural to start writing in my late teens. I think it was good that I began when I was young and bold and foolish, otherwise I’d have become too self-conscious and aware of the weight of not having written anything yet.
Martin Amis
Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace.
Dalai Lama
I think sometimes – do not we all? – that perhaps the present year is my last year and that all my busyness is foolish.
Marjorie Bowen
Religion triggers a lot of emotions in me, most of which stem from being raised Jewish in a very Baptist community in the South. I didn’t believe any of it from an early age – the clubby quality of whatever religion or church you belonged to, Judaism included. It just struck me as foolish.
David Cross
For one word a man is often deemed to be wise, and for one word he is often deemed to be foolish. We should be careful indeed what we say.
Any lack of confidence in the economic future or the basic strength of business in the United States is foolish.
Herbert Hoover
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
Edith Sitwell
There are no accidents so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage, and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn them to their own disadvantage.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The foolish acts of others ought to serve more as a lesson to us than an occasion to laugh at those who commit them.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
The best calculation is the absence of calculation. Once you have attained a certain level of recognition, others generally figure that when you do something, it’s for an intelligent reason. So it’s really foolish to plot out your movements too carefully in advance. You’re better off acting capriciously.
Pablo Picasso
Vanity Fair is a very vain, wicked, foolish place, full of all sorts of humbugs and falsenesses and pretensions.
William Makepeace Thackeray
After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory.
Charles Spurgeon
Hope bases vast premises on foolish accidents, and reads a word where in fact only a scribble exists.
John Updike
It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience.
Twyla Tharp
Sanctions and negotiations can be very ineffective, and indeed foolish, unless the people you are talking with and negotiating with and trying to reach agreements with are people who can be trusted to keep their word.
Caspar Weinberger
The essence of the contemporary monetary system is creation of money, out of nothing, by private banks’ often foolish lending.
Martin Wolf
As for Lindbergh, another eminent servant of science, all he proved by his gaudy flight across the Atlantic was that God takes care of those who have been so fortunate as to come into the world foolish. Expressing skepticism that adventure does not necessarily contribute to scientific knowledge.
H. L. Mencken
It is foolish to wait for your ship to come in unless you have sent one out.
Alfred Armand Montapert
People want to care about people. People look after each other, given the chance. … I believe just believing in goodness generates a tiny bit of the stuff, so that being so foolish as to believe in our better natures, if just for a day, we actually contribute to the sum total of generosity in the universe.
Julie Powell
Even through my college years, I was trying out plays and shows, but I never really thought it made much sense to try to be an actor. I thought it was foolish, really.
Dermot Mulroney
A foolish man… built his house upon the sand.
Matthew McConaughey
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you.
Virginia Foxx
I do not mean to say that we should, or could, return to traditional nomadic economies. I do mean to say that there are systems of knowledge and grand poetical schemata derived from the mobile life that it would be foolish to disregard or underrate. And mad to destroy.
Robyn Davidson
Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish.
Hermann Hesse
A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw
I tried to tell them about the dating process because I’m single now and how horrible it is and how many foolish experiences I had had dating. So I was really selling him hard, but the whole time he really wanted me!
Andie MacDowell
‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ is a British comedy-drama directed by John Madden. The film is based on the 2004 novel, ‘These Foolish Things’, by Deborah Moggach.
Tena Desae
One of the most ridiculous defenses of foreign aid is that it is a very small part of our national income. If the average American set fire to a five-dollar bill, it would be an even smaller percentage of his annual income. But everyone would consider him foolish for doing it.
Thomas Sowell
There is nothing more miserable and foolish than anticipation.
Seneca the Younger
When a wise man is advised of his errors, he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out, a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error.
Gautama Buddha
I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise, Regardless of others, ever regardful of others, Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man, Stuffed with the stuff that is course, and stuffed with the stuff that is fine.
Walt Whitman
Unfortunately, my army consists of one unreliable criminal, one girl with a disability, and one incredibly foolish young vampire with a tanning issue. I am not confident.
Rachel Caine
I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too.
Gloria Swanson
Success comes to those that dare to dream dreams and are foolish enough to try and make them come true.
Vinod Khosla
Like nature, our economic system remains, in the long run, stable and rational…We welcome the inevitable seasons of our economy! How foolish of us.
Jerzy Kosinski
The wise hand doth not all that the foolish mouth speakes.
[The wise hand doth not all that the foolish mouth speaks.]
George Herbert
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
In a democracy sovereignity is vested in a majority; and a majority is not only, at best, an ignorant, foolish and emotional mob, but shifts continually and alters from year to year.
Jean Bodin
Any administration foolish enough to call ketchup a vegetable cannot be expected to cut the mustard.
John Glenn
Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother.
Pio of Pietrelcina
My desires are foolish. The things I want are better kept to myself. The hand of silence is steady. The hard blade of silence is clean like night. The code is absolute. Silence is eternal and patient. Silence never makes a fool of itself like I have so many times.
Henry Rollins
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.
Robert Bloch
A young woman hiking alone in the mountains sounds dangerous. In the pre-cell phone era maybe it was, but Ill stop short of calling it foolish.
Claire Cameron
That would be locking the horse after the stable door is gone, a very foolish thing to do.
Patrick O’Brian
I think we all fear appearing foolish in public. We don’t want to be laughed at.
Ruth Rendell
A lover would find life less broken apart after a misguided love affair if they could feel that they had been sinful rather than foolish.
Phyllis McGinley
The need for general scientific understanding by the public has never been larger, and the penalty for scientific illiteracy never harsher. Lack of scientific fundamentals causes people to make foolish decisions about issues such as the toxicity of chemicals, the efficacy of medicines, the changes in the global climate.
Peter Agre
If thy words are wise, they will not seem so to the foolish: if they are deep the shallow will not appreciate them. Think not highly of thyself, then, when thou art praised by many.
John Lancaster Spalding
A rough rule in life is that an organization foolish in one way in dealing with a complex system is all too likely to be foolish in another.
Charlie Munger
It’s easier to be original and foolish than original and wise.
Gottfried Leibniz
May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.
Leonard Nimoy
The post-‘Merlin’ era is an exciting time to look forward to. Variety is the spice of life. That’s the fantastic thing about acting – all the different challenges it can provide you with. To limit yourself just to one would be foolish; therefore, I’m looking forward to different things that come my way.
Bradley James
Extremely foolish advice is likely to be uttered by those who are looking at the laboring vessel from the land.
Arthur Helps
It is a simple truth that if we identify ourselves as being fundamentally pure, strong, and capable we will actually develop these qualities, but if we continue to think of ourselves as dull and foolish, that is what we will become.
Thubten Yeshe
The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.
John Adams
There are so many political talk shows out there that are doing such a good job that it would be foolish of me to try to get in the ring with them.
Moshe Kasher
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.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.
Christine de Pizan
The best lesson that any people can learn is that there is no patent cure-all which will make the body politic perfect, and that any man who is able glibly to answer every question as to how to deal with the evils of the body politic is at best a foolish visionary and at worst an evil-minded quack.
Theodore Roosevelt
Despite the variety my books reflect my, perhaps foolish, tendency to place artistic above financial concerns; of enjoying the more mature themes in whatever creative form; of being on a mission to show that comics are not just for kids; and on a wider level of standing up for individuality against conformity.
Sean Michael Wilson
The first service a child doth his father is to make him foolish.
George Herbert
If you look over a list of medicinal recipes in vogue in the last century, how foolish and useless they are seen to be! And yet we use equally absurd ones with faith today.
Henry David Thoreau
It’s foolish to go through life bemoaning the fact that you can’t have this or that. Twaddle! You can omit certain foods and still enjoy eating.
James Beard
I believe that that foolish man of Galilee, Jesus Christ, had something to tell us, to tell me. Not considering his existence here, I would immediately go into despair. Immediately. And forgetting him, I would first despair of the institutional church and its hierarchy, and only later, of the Jews.
Elias Chacour
Well in case you failed to notice, In case you failed to see, This is my heart bleeding before you, This is me down on my knees These foolish games are tearing me apart Your thoughtless words are breaking my heart You’re breaking my heart
What I’ve always done in my past when life hit a rocky patch was run from trouble into the next relationship. I didn’t realise it would be such a big deal. That was foolish.
Zoe Ball
You don’t think before you do something foolish. You do your thinking afterwards.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one.
William H. Seward
You may be sitting in a room reading this book. Imagine one note struck upon the piano. Immediately that one note is enough to change the atmosphere of the room – proving that the sound element in music is a powerful and mysterious agent, which it would be foolish to deride or belittle.
Aaron Copland
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
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Courage is rarely reckless or foolish… courage usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the odds that must be faced.
Margaret Truman Daniel
Israel must never be expected to jeopardize her security: if she was ever foolish enough to do so, and then suffered for it, the backlash against both honest brokers and Palestinians would be immense – ‘land for peace’ must also bring peace.
Margaret Thatcher
In religious belief as elsewhere, we must take our chances, recognizing that we could be wrong, dreadfully wrong. There are no guarantees; the religious life is a venture; foolish and debilitating error is a permanent possibility. (If we can be wrong, however, we can also be right.)
Alvin Plantinga
It is foolish to view realism and idealism as incompatible or to consider our power and wealth as encumbered by the demands of justice, morality, and conscience.
John McCain
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
James Russell Lowell
Thus my learning is not my own; it belongs to the unlearned and is the debt I owe themMy wisdom belongs to the foolish, my power to the oppressed. Thus my wealth belongs to the poor, my righteousness to the sinners.
Martin Luther
But 300 million Americans, their lending institutions, their government, their media, all believed that house prices were going to go up consistently. And that got billed into a $20 trillion residential home market. Lending was done based on it, and everybody did a lot of foolish things.
Warren Buffett
A doctor who doesn’t say too many foolish things is a patient half-cured.
Marcel Proust
All wars are sacred to those who have to fight them. If the people who started wars didn’t make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?
Margaret Mitchell
No man is so foolish but may give another good counsel sometimes; and no man is so wise, but may easily err, if he will take no others counsel but his own. But very few men are wise by their own counsel; or learned by their own teaching. For he that was only taught by himself had a fool to his master.
Ben Jonson
Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
Emma Goldman
And to stick our head in the sand and pretend that we are somehow safer if we do not know or to pretend we are somehow safer if we limit our options seems to me not only foolish but actually dangerous.
Mac Thornberry
When it comes to power, God Himself is the power. God often uses foolish things to confound the wise. That is why people like me will ever be grateful to God. In terms of knowledge, education and name, I am nowhere – a neglected stone.
T. B. Joshua
A fool can never be made to question his own wisdom. And George Groves is very foolish. He believes his own nonsense. He cannot stay with me for 12 rounds. He’s not tough enough.
Carl Froch
True perfection has to be imperfect. I know that sounds foolish, but it’s true.
Noel Gallagher
And if my present deeds are foolish in thy sight, it may be that a foolish judge arraigns my folly.
The foolish sayings of the rich pass for wise saws in society.
Miguel de Cervantes
You can’t afford to hop around and act like a kid when you have to get back on defense and worry about the other parts of the game. But at the end, when the buzzer sounds, you have the luxury of hopping around and looking foolish for a while.
John Stockton
If you say one gets influenced watching a character, I think its foolish. Cinema reflects society; society rarely reflects cinema.
It is foolish to hold against me remarks that I never made.
Nicolas Anelka
God will forgive me the foolish remarks I have made about Him just as I will forgive my opponents the foolish things they have written about me, even though they are spiritually as inferior to me as I to thee, O God!
Heinrich Heine
…it isn’t foolish or wicked to enjoy. Wickedness is hurting people on purpose. I love what you are and who you are and how you are. You give me great joy. And you make horrible coffee.
John D. MacDonald
How foolish it would be if women did not obey men. The world would be all confusion!
Marie Corelli
You can make all the changes to the island of the tonal you want, you can take excursions into the nagual, but to push yourself into the reordering process is absolutely foolish.
Frederick Lenz
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Pledge allegiance to your principles, your family, your faith, but don’t be foolish enough to pledge allegiance to a gang of thieves.
Llewellyn Rockwell
Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms.
J. Philippe Rushton
It’s foolish to bet on a horse without talking to him first. I know it seems silly to ask a horse who’s going to win a race – but it’s no sillier than asking anyone else.
Gracie Allen
Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things.
Janette Oke
Feeling a little foolish over her confidences, Elizabeth glanced up at him with an embarrassed smile. “What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?” Dragging his gaze from the beauty of the gardens, Ian looked down at the beauty beside him. “Any place,” he said huskily, “where you are.
Judith McNaught
Free speech carries with it the evil of all foolish, unpleasant venomous things that are said but, on the whole, we would rather lump them than do away with them.
Winston Churchill
The mind must not be forced; artificial and constrained manners fill it with foolish presumption, through unnatural elevation and vain and ridiculous inflation, instead of solid and
vigorous nutriment.
Blaise Pascal
Now we’ve gotten accustomed to reality shows where the goal is to see people acting foolish.
Isaac Brock
I didn’t have any friends at school, didn’t want any. I felt better being alone. I sat on a bench and watched the others play and they looked foolish to me.
Charles Bukowski
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Anatole France
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
Nelson Mandela
I lead a simple lifestyle but that doesn’t mean I am a foolish simpleton!
Saswata Chatterjee
It is not true that men prefer foolish women. Rather they prefer women who can simulate foolishness whenever necessary, which is the very core of intelligence.
Paul Eldridge
My brother calls me penny wise, pound foolish.
Abhinav Shukla
In my opinion, trying to guess what readers want is the wrong approach. You have to tell your story as best you can and as true to yourself as possible. You have to be honest and fair and vulnerable and foolish and brave, and not care what anyone thinks of it.
Jeannette Walls
There,” she said. She rocked him back and forth. “There, you foolish, beautiful boy who wants to change the world. There, there. And who could keep from loving you? Who could keep from loving a boy so brave and true?
Kate DiCamillo
Only be admonished by what you already see, not to strike leagues of friendship with cheap persons, where no friendship can be. Our impatience betrays us into rash and foolish alliances which no God attends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.
Cynthia Heimel
Some brewers of Ale and Beere doe put it into their drinke to make it more heady, fit to please drunkards, who thereby, according to their several dispositions, become either dead drunke, or foolish drunke, or madde drunke.
Matthias de l’Obel
New highways, ports, and runways appear economically foolish if we don’t understand the economic growth that flows from such investments.
John Delaney
Let me say no more. Words do no justice to the hidden meaning. Everything immediately becomes slightly different when it is expressed in words, a little bit distorted, a little foolish…It is perfectly fine with me that what for one man is precious wisdom for another sounds like foolery.
Hermann Hesse
We may receive so much light as not to see, and so much philosophy as to be worse than foolish.
Walter Savage Landor
Aircraft do not crash of themselves. They come to grief because men are foolish, or vain, or lazy, or irresolute or reckless. One crash in a thousand may be unavoidable because God wills it so – not more than that.
Nevil Shute
He is very foolish who aims at satisfying all the world and his father.
Jean de La Fontaine
Shah Rukh Khan is a self-made man, and he does inspire with what he does. It is foolish to think that one can try and imitate or modify what he does. I have been original in my performances so far.
Harshvardhan Rane
If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet… [at least for your own situation. Blind optimism is just as foolish. The solution is a rigorously balanced, rational outlook.]
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Look not to have your sepulchre built in after ages hy the same foolish hands which still ever destroy the living prophet. Small honour for you if they do build it; and may be they never will build it.
James Anthony Froude
It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his counselor.
John Ray
Truly, life is wasted on the living, Nobody Owens. For one of us is too foolish to live, and it is not I.
Neil Gaiman
One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (1888).
Otto von Bismarck
It’s a foolish culture that entrusts its food supply to simpletons.
Joel Salatin
It would be foolish to describe the logistics hub as merely ugly, for it has the horrifying, soulless, immaculate beauty characteristic of many of the workplaces of the modern world.
Alain de Botton
All of man’s work is a bloody business. That fact, today, is considered foolish, affairs are finished cleverly with words alone, and jobs that require effort are avoided. I would like young men to have some understanding of this.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Anger is the lowest emotion. It clouds the intellect and can make you do foolish things. You become blind to reason and react only with your body, without thinking. This leads to failure in every sphere. Uproot this evil from your system.
Anand Neelakantan
I feel like the universe is so big it’d be foolish to pull out the “no” for it.
Jim Parsons
The most important and visible outcropping of the action bias in excellent companies is their willingness to try things out, to experiment. If you wait until you believe you are safe, sure to be without occasional foolish feelings, you’ve most likely waited too long.
Tom Peters
Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk.
Thomas Carlyle
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There is something powerfully beguiling about the excited eyes of a young woman. They can pull all manner of nonsense out of a foolish young man, and I was no exception to this rule.
Patrick Rothfuss
I am a man of passions, capable of and subject to doing more or less foolish things- which I happen to regret, more or less, afterwards.
Vincent Van Gogh
I think Haig will be foolish, but perhaps not quite as foolish as Kissinger was, because Haig doesn’t have the education Kissinger had. Haig is a little more dangerous because, I fear, he believes what he says, whereas I never got that impression from Kissinger.
Joseph Heller
Remember in the forms of speech comes change Within a thousand years, and words that then Were well esteemed, seem foolish now and strange; And yet they spake them so, time and again, And thrived in love as well as any men; And so to win their loves in sundry days, In sundry lands there are as many ways.
Geoffrey Chaucer
An infatuated man is not only foolish, but wild.
George Crabbe
Looking foolish does the spirit good.
John Updike
Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.
Walter Raleigh
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.
We’ve got great flexibility and a certain discipline in terms of not doing some foolish thing just to be active – discipline in avoiding just doing any damn thing just because you can’t stand inactivity.
Charlie Munger
How foolish it is to run away with a man who’s already run away with someone else.
Jodi Picoult
And that love that wrinkles your nose touches my foolish heart.
Fred Astaire
It is a foolish man who believes that the status quo can be maintained indefinitely.
Charley Reese
Every reaction is a learning process; every significant experience alters your perspective. So it would seem foolish, would it not, to adjust our lives to the demands of a goal we see from a different angle everyday? How could we ever hope to accomplish anything anther than galloping neurosis?
Hunter S. Thompson
To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish.
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several–from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.
Jean de la Bruyere
There’s a certain type of indie fan who would balk at the prospect of there being value in pop music, but I think that’s foolish. They’re not really listening.
Autre Ne Veut
Warned by such evidences of their spiritual illness, believers profit by their humiliations. Robbed of their foolish confidence in the flesh, they take refuge in the grace of God. And when they have done so, they experience the nearness of the divine protection which is to them a strong fortress (Ps 30:6-7).
John Calvin
In Paris, everything’s for sale: wise virgins, foolish virgins, truth and lies, tears and smiles.
Emile Zola
It scares me how hard it is to remember life before you. I can’t even make the comparisons anymore, because my memories of that time have all the depth of a photograph. It seems foolish to play games of better and worse. It’s simply a matter of is and is no longer.
David Levithan
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
I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it.
Jeanette MacDonald
War is wicked, beause it is murder and hate. And it is foolish, because hate and murder can only destroy people’s bodies, not change their minds.
Margaret Deland
Experience seems to convince us that only fools trust, that only fools believe and accept all things. If this is true, then love is most foolish. For if it is not founded on trust, belief and acceptance, it’s not love.
Leo Buscaglia
The self-edited author is as foolish as the self-medicated patient.
Guy Kawasaki
Sure there’s different roads from this to Dungarvan* – some thinks one road pleasanter, and some think another; wouldn’t it be mighty foolish to quarrel for this? – and sure isn’t it twice worse to thry to interfere with people for choosing the road they like best to heaven?
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
It is really rather foolish to so often feel we have to say something brilliant and enlightening to someone who is suffering. Job makes it clear that simple companionship is what suffering people often crave – not a course in philosophy.
Kathryn Lindskoog
Foolish tongues talke by the dozen.
George Herbert
I loved him in a way that you can really only do the first time around. It’s the kind of love that doesn’t know better and doesn’t want to-it’s dizzy and foolish and fierce. That kind of love is really a one-time-only thing.
Jenny Han
Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth’s many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more.
John Updike
How pointless life could be, what a foolish business of inventing things to love, just so you could dread losing them.
Barbara Kingsolver
The American people do not want to waste billions of dollars on a wall that won’t stop illegal immigration but will make America look fearful and foolish.
Tom Malinowski
All were artists, playing foolish, having fights and making love as if the rest of the world had no racial problems whatsoever.
Chuck Berry
A contrarian approach is just as foolish as a follow-the-crowd strategy. What’s required is thinking rather than polling.
Warren Buffett
Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn’t be any fun living in it, or profit.
Josh Billings
Unless you’re willing to look a little foolish, forget the possibility of becoming great.
The process of facing and selecting our possessions can be quite painful. It forces us to confront our imperfections and inadequacies and the foolish choices we made in the past.
Marie Kondo
The end of suffering does not justify the suffering, what a mess I am, I thought, what a fool, how foolish and narrow, how worthless, how pinched and pathetic, how helpless.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I cannot sing the old songs, I sang long years ago, For heart and voice would fail me, And foolish tears would flow.
Charlotte Alington Barnard
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’
Ashton Kutcher
I’d love to do a modern-day musical that’s full of original music. To get your contemporaries to sing and dance without looking foolish and for it to be transformational and magical and all those things a musical is supposed to be.
Danny Boyle
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
For four wicked centuries the world has dreamed this foolish dream of efficiency; and the end is not yet. But the end will come.
George Bernard Shaw
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.
Madame Roland
War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace.
M. E. W. Sherwood
I know, I know – men have that extra hero gene in their foolish makeup; it’s part of our charm. But I happen to know some women who have their inner sports hero, too.
George Vecsey
And a more foolish notion can scarcely be imagined, it being obvious that the reader is only informed of what the writer wishes him to know, and is thus seduced into believing almost anything.
Iain Pears
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Something in her brain that still remained calm told her that she was doing a very foolish thing indeed.
Jean Rhys
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness it is to be expecting evil before it comes.
Seneca the Younger
I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.
William Golding
It is foolish to compare Shahid and Ishaan. Shahid has made it on his own. So will Ishaan. He did not get a Majid Majidi film because he is Shahid Kapoor’s brother.
Rajesh Khattar
The Constitution was definitely and specifically designed to hobble all people who are so foolish as to think themselves capable of leading others by compulsion. It so functions today to an extent exasperating to the authoritarians – which is why they want to get rid of it.
Leonard Read
It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There’s not a lot of love going around.
Jennifer Beals
… the yearly expenses of the existing religious systemexceed in these United States twenty millions of dollars. Twenty millions! For teaching what? Things unseen and causes unknown!… Twenty millions would more than suffice to make us wise; and alas! do they not more than suffice to make us foolish?
Frances Wright
With too much pride a man cannot learn a thing. In and of itself, learning teaches you how foolish you are.
Criss Jami
If you’re doing your job properly, you take the risk of feeling slightly foolish and delve in and bring out the emotions.
Christian Bale
The foolish big boys who fight with their toys are so sadly silly.
Dawud Wharnsby Ali
We can’t afford to sacrifice another generation of American children to bureaucratic politics. We’ve got to get it done. The future, the health, the life – our nation depends on it and it’s just foolish to think or act otherwise.
LeVar Burton
I pray-for fashion’s word is out And prayer comes round again- That I may seem, though I die old, A foolish, passionate man.
William Butler Yeats
The sentiment of virtue is a reverence and delight in the presence of certain divine laws. It perceives that this homely game of life we play, covers, under what seem foolish details, principles that astonish.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let me tell you about weakness! Killing the strong to prove your strength is foolish weakness. Killing fools is easy weakness. Killing the weak is evil weakness. Accomplishing your ends without killing, mastering your mind when you want to kill–that is strength!
Victoria Hanley
Even a pandit comes to grief by giving instruction to a foolish disciple, by maintaining a wicked wife, and by excessive familiarity with the miserable.
Hee that demands misseth not, unlesse his demands be foolish.
George Herbert
Advertising … is a parasitic activity; it forces goods for which there is no real need or demand on a foolish or even a reluctant public, always by appealing to their lower instincts.
Ann Bridge
My heart’s so full of joy, That I shall do some wild extravagance Of love in public; and the foolish world, Which knows not tenderness, will think me mad.
John Dryden
In life, I had to be prim and proper and poised – The King Daughter. But acting, I could be the zany, silly, sometimes foolish person that I am. I could let the raw edges show.
Yolanda King
If you don’t risk doing something foolish, you’ll never do anything special.
Ethan Hawke
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
If I have to go through Fury after my Povetkin fight – and I never look past my next fight; I am not that foolish – to get those belts, I would love to fight him next.
Deontay Wilder
To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet.
Karl Jaspers
Verily, men do foolish things thoughtlessly, knowing not why; but no woman doeth aught without a reason.
Gelett Burgess
The biggest single problem of American parents today is the foolish idea that you just have to be a friend to your children. Kids need parents, not just another pal. This means being able and willing to say no, to challenge faulty thinking, and to expect accountability.
Steve Biddulph
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell
Your brothers are the foolish ones for not seeing the strength in beautiful things.
Kristin Cashore
Mr. Spock : ‘I began to study human behavior from an alien perspective, thinking, humans are interesting, sad, foolish, but worthy of study.
Leonard Nimoy
You could kill me, Alice, he looked at me seriously. That’s how much you mean to me. As foolish and masochistic as that makes me, you are so much to me that even if it destroys me to be with you, I’ll be with you!
Amanda Hocking
People enter states of consciousness where they think they’ve become enlightened. The best thing to do, if you’ve gone through one of those phases, is to be sensible, laugh at yourself for how foolish you were.
Frederick Lenz
To build your house on the rock is to hear what Jesus says and obey. To be foolish and build your house on the sand is to hear and ignore.
Kevin DeYoung
I prefer the wicked rather than the foolish. The wicked sometimes rest.
Alexandre Dumas
And Isi always listened, never told Enna she had been foolish, never said hollow things like ‘You’ll be all right.’ . . . Isi saw Enna’s struggle and her sadness, and she understood.
Shannon Hale
Young people get the foolish idea that what is new for them must be new for everybody else too. No matter how unconventional they get, they’re just repeating what others before them have done.
Yukio Mishima
sometimes there are reasons for our fears that we can’t quite explain. Sometimes it’s just something we feel in our bones, something we know to be true, but would sound foolish to anyone else.
Julia Quinn
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
The upside of a downward spiral into despair and defeat in young adulthood is that pretty early on, I was forced to face not only the foolish things I had done but also the stark realization that there was likely no end to what I was capable of doing.
Beth Moore
And if my present actions strike you as foolish, let’s just say I’ve been accused of folly by a fool.
The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
Carroll Quigley
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
People can be unimaginably foolish…and they can be unimaginably grand, at times.
Cynthia Voigt
The foolish moments of the head are often the most wonderful times of the heart.
Charles de Saint-Evremond
In all tests of character, when two viewpoints are pitted against one another, in the final analysis the thing that will strike you the most, is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish…. but who would go to the greatest lengths in considering the other’s perspective.
Mike Dooley
He promoted the education of the parish clergy and wrote: He seems to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear.
Alfred the Great
Most women got this thing called compassion. It doesn’t make them foolish, just more forgiving. More capable of trying and hoping things worked out.
Eric Jerome Dickey
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
Russia is a difficult country to deal with, but I think that American policy on Russia has been foolish in the extreme.
Rashid Khalidi
All I can say is that it’s amazing what you can accomplish when you’re young and foolish.
Robert Plant
Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.
Louisa May Alcott
Fight for us, O God, that we not drift numb and blind and foolish into vain and empty excitements. Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst. Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, eternity is too long that we should putter around on the porch of eternity.
John Piper
Your ego wants to move through life risk-free, foolish-free, discouragement-free, mistake-free, tired-free.
Christine Kane
Whoever believes in a man is very foolish.
Marie de France
Sometimes the very learned and clever can be brilliantly foolish, especially when seized by an apparently good cause.
George Pell
A lot of intelligent women make foolish choices.
Zeenat Aman
I showed up pretty much at the exact right moment to end up with a lot of work on my plate very quickly, because I was young and foolish, and so I wrote very quickly.
Greg Rucka
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.
Anne Bronte
To gain riches is wise; to pay for riches with happiness is foolish.
How strange and foolish is man. He looses his health in gaining wealth. Then to regain health he wastes his wealth. He ruins is present while worrying about his future – but weeps in the future by recalling his past. He lives as though death shall never come to him – but dies in a way as if he were never born.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
It is as foolish to make experiments upon the constancy of a friend, as upon the chastity of a wife.
Samuel Johnson
The West’s sanctions are not aimed at helping Ukraine, but at geo-politically pushing Russia back. They are foolish and are merely harming both sides.
Vladimir Putin
The entire universe is working against me. I can’t believe the entire universe could be that foolish!
Craig Bruce
It is foolish to expect a young man to follow your advice and to ignore your example.
Don Meyer
To those who have no personal experience of this revolutionary aspect of Christian truth, but who see only the outer crust of dead, human conservatism that tends to form around the Church the way barnacles gather on the hull of a ship, all this talk about dynamism sounds foolish.
Thomas Merton
I try not to take any foolish chances, but there’s just no way to play it completely safe and still do your job.
Ernie Pyle
Sometimes the only way to realize what a foolish purchase is is to make one.
Scooter Braun
[Chess] is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.
George Bernard Shaw
The delusions of the past seem fond and foolish. The delusions of the present seem subtle and sane.
Agnes Repplier
We all get motivated differently and I think as you get older, you’d be foolish not to draw on your experiences from the past.
Jason Witten
I think my heart will always be made of metal, but it would be ignorant of me and kind of foolish to ignore the other emotional connections you can make in all kinds of music.
Rob Halford
I always loved my mother, felt loved, but she was judgmental. Her father in Ireland didn’t approve of women generally, and she took on his values. She believed her own mother was foolish.
Julie Walters
The fruit falls from the tree when it gets ripe. So wait for the time to come. Do not hurry. Moreover, no one has the right to make others miserable by his foolish acts. Wait, have patience, everything will come right in time.
Swami Vivekananda
Strangely enough, I don’t mention my sister too much in my columns because she nags me and says, ‘Don’t make me look foolish. Don’t write nonsense about me. Don’t make jokes about me.’
Twinkle Khanna
Come near, that no more blinded by man’s fate, I find under the boughs of love and hate, In all poor foolish things that live a day, Eternal beauty wandering on her way.
William Butler Yeats
A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
That something so obvious as the vanity of the world should be so little recognized that people find it odd and surprising to be told that it is foolish to seek greatness; that is most remarkable.
Blaise Pascal
Cowards live for the sake of living, but for heroes, life is a weapon, a thing to be spent, a gift to be given to the weak and the lost and the weary, even to the foolish and the cowardly.
N.D. Wilson
My mother had a look on her face that I’ll never forget. It was one of complete despair and horror, for losing Bing, for being so foolish as to think she could use faith to change fate.
Amy Tan
A good rule of conversation is never answer a foolish question.
John Kenneth Galbraith
As nature made every man with a nose and eyes of his own, she gave him a character of his own, too; and yet we, O foolish race! must try our very best to ape some one or two of our neighbors, whose ideas fit us no more than their breeches!
William Makepeace Thackeray
I wondered at him, so wise and so foolish, to have lived with me all these months and not know that the worst storms break inside a man.
Maria McCann
Patriotism is the passion of fools and the most foolish of passions.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Power is very much like the wind. It comes and goes; no one really owns it. People are foolish enough to think they possess power. You don’t possess power, power possesses you. Power uses you.
Frederick Lenz
Stephen King, by far, is the standard-bearer. I think anyone who writes suspense fiction and says that King isn’t an influence is either lying or being foolish. I read his book ‘On Writing’ before I read pretty much any of his fiction.
Michael Koryta
The only thing I know is the only things that I know. You can’t ask me to talk about something I have no information on. I stay silent. It’d be foolish. So when I talk about something, it’s something I at least have a little bit of familiarity with me.
Saint Jhn
We should never hesitate to listen to a fool about life because life is pretty foolish as far as I can tell.
P. J. O’Rourke
Man pays deference to woman instinctively, involuntarily, not because she is beautiful or truthful or wise or foolish or proper, but because she is a woman, and he cannot help it. If she descends, he will lower to her level; if she rises, he will rise to her height.
Mary Abigail Dodge
Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways! Re-clothe us in our rightful mind, In purer lives thy service find, In deeper reverence praise
John Greenleaf Whittier
Blessed is the servant who esteems himself no more highly when he is praised and exalted by people than when he is considered worthless, foolish, and to be despised; since what a man is before God, that he is and nothing more.
Francis of Assisi
As a result of all his education, from everything he hears and sees around him, the child absorbs such a lot of lies and foolish nonsense, mixed in with essential truths, that the first duty of the adolescent who wants to be a healthy man is to disgorge it all.
Romain Rolland
A practical scheme, says Oscar Wilde, is either one already in existence, or a scheme that could be carried out under the existing conditions; but it is exactly the existing conditions that one objects to, and any scheme that could accept these conditions is wrong and foolish.
Emma Goldman
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Elizabeth Gaskell
To rejoice in temporal comforts is dangerous, to rejoice in self is foolish, to rejoice in sin is fatal, but to rejoice in God is heavenly.
Charles Spurgeon
…[W]e insist on the principle that no danger or crisis, foreign or domestic, will be solved by Americans surrendering more of their constitutional liberties, in the foolish hope that a bigger government will provide greater security.
Larry P. Arnn
Lettering is a precise art and strictly subject to tradition. The ‘New Art ‘ notion that you can make letters whatever shapes you like,is as foolish as the notion, if anyone has such a notion, that you can make houses any shapes you like. You can’t, unless you live all by yourself on a desert island.
Stanley Morison
There is nothing more foolish than a foolish laugh. Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est
Avoid singularity. There may often be less vanity in following the new modes than in adhering to the old ones. It is true that the foolish invent them, but the wise may conform to, instead of contradicting, them.
Joseph Joubert
Through the computer, the heralds say, we will make education better, religion better, politics better, our minds better — best of all, ourselves better. This is, of course, nonsense, and only the young or the ignorant or the foolish could believe it.
Neil Postman
It is better to be seen as cruel than foolish.
George R. R. Martin
I believe that the boycott that we have against Cuba is counterproductive, and it also makes the twelve million or so Cuban people suffer unnecessarily just because of a foolish policy of the United States.
Jimmy Carter
He is not seeking a powerful people to represent Him. Rather, He looks for all those who are weak, foolish, despised, and written off: and He inhabits them with His own strength.
Graham Cooke
Be free from grief not through insensibility like the irrational animals, nor through want of thought like the foolish, but like a man of virtue by having reason as the consolation of grief.
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Sacha Guitry
I always say I was a liberal, but I wasn’t active in politics. I just assumed I was a liberal because I was black and I was a woman. And I know now that sounds really foolish, but I had different priorities.
Candace Owens
Women are especially sensible in matters relating to tipping: fair but not foolish.
Michael Frome
It would be foolish to say that betting does not happen. There is a list of 4-5,000 crore industry that happens on every match and it’s about time we legalize it and start taxing it, making money where we should.
Raj Kundra
This is an extremely foolish and stupid and idiotic kind of attitude – to expect theatres to make money. Do the public schools make money? Do libraries make money? Does the zoo make money? D o the sewers make money? It’s a community service.
John Hirsch
Almost no one refuses the police when confronted on the street or in a train or plane or train station. When you’re confronted by the police, very few – either the foolish or the very brave – will refuse consent when confronted by the police.
Michelle Alexander
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
It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance.
Benjamin Franklin
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau
We foolish mortals sometimes live through years not realizing how short life is, and that TODAY is your life.
Edith Schaeffer
The next moment is as much beyond our grasp, and as much in God’s care, as that a hundred years away. Care for the next minute is as foolish as care for a day in the next thousand years. In neither can we do anything, in both God is doing everything.
C. S. Lewis
Oh foolish desires of mortals! How weak are the reasons that lead us to not take off our flight from the ground.
Dante Alighieri
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Robert Frost
People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
Alice Walker
There is nothing foolish about hope.
N.K. Jemisin
We don`t charge people for making a mistake or doing something foolish.
Chaka Fattah
Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.
Samuel Johnson
O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?
Walt Whitman
I like better for one to say some foolish thing upon important matters than to be silent. That becomes the subject of discussion and dispute, and the truth is discovered.
Denis Diderot
There is nothing more foolish or self-defeating than for a Christian to say that he is not interested in doctrines.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones
I don’t believe that to be mainstream you have to be foolish. I don’t think you have to be a buffoon to sell. I think you can be logical, aesthetic and still work within the mainstream format.
Mani Ratnam
True, foolish risks can lead to difficult consequences. But having said that, don’t be so scared of failure and disappointment that you fail to dream.
Robin S. Sharma
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
Nicolas Chamfort
Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Error is a hardy plant; it flourisheth in every soil; In the heart of the wise and good, alike with the wicked and foolish; For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
It would be, for me, mere pointless pleasure, an illusion of order for this one frail, foolish, flicker-flash in the long dull fall of eternity.
John Gardner
Though most expect young men to be fools, I’ve noticed that just a little bit of age can make a man far more foolish than he was as a child.
Brandon Sanderson
Philosophers of genius, children, and the people are equally wise – because they ask equally foolish questions. Foolish to a civilized man who has a well-furnished European apartment with an excellent toilet and a well-furnished dogma.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
I love you for putting your hand into my heaped up heart and passing over all the frivolous and weak things that you cannot help seeing there, and for drawing out into the light all the beautiful and radiant things that no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
Roy Croft
The wise are balanced, and the foolish are extreme.
Sakyong Mipham
The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
Peter Ustinov
You’re in bad shape when your emotions force you into acts which you know are foolish.
Robert A. Heinlein
How many a father have I seen, A sober man, among his boys, Whose youth was full of foolish noise.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Silence is the adornment of the wise, and for the foolish the only dignity possible.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I have nothing to say to him [Ronald Reagan], because he is mad. He is foolish. He is an Israeli dog.
Muammar al-Gaddafi
I sat there for three hours and did not feel the time or the boredom of our talk and its foolish disconnection. As long as I could hear his voice, I was quite lost, quite blind, quite outside my own self.
Anais Nin
Let me live in my house by the side of the road, Where the race of men go by; They are good, they are bad; they are weak, they are strong, Wise, foolish,–so am I; Then why should I sit in the scorner’s seat, Or hurl the cynic’s ban? Let me live in my house by the side of the road, And be a friend to man.
Sam Walter Foss
The foolish being who lives making even the slightest distinction between the supreme Self and his own self will always be subject to fear.
Swami Muktananda
You know Mildred would never do anything wrong or foolish. I reflected a little sadly that this was only too true and hoped I did not appear too much that kind of person to others. Virtue is an excellent thing and we should all strive after it, but it can sometimes be a little depressing.
Barbara Pym
I think it’s my job to risk looking foolish. One of the things I’ve learned from the actors I’ve worked with is you don’t get something for nothing. If you don’t risk looking foolish, you’ll never do anything special.
Ethan Hawke
The foolish rush to end their lives.
Only the steadfast soul survives.
Christine de Pizan
What humans want most of all, is to be right. Even if we’re being right about our own doom. If we believe there are monsters around the next corner ready to tear us apart, we would literally prefer to be right about the monsters, than to be shown to be wrong in the eyes of others and made to look foolish.
David Wong
The wise people are in New York because the foolish went there first, that’s the way the wise men make a living.
Finley Peter Dunne
I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.
Jeanette Winterson
Lying contains the same hostile elements as a practical joke in that the ‘victim’ ends up looking foolish in his own eyes and laughable in everyone else’s.
Sue Grafton
Only foolish people are completely secure.
John Kenneth Galbraith
It is foolish to fear that which you cannot avoid. -Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes
Publilius Syrus
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widely spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell
I definitely have been foolish.
Sienna Miller
The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed.
Theodore C. Sorensen
If you think that moral reasoning is something we do to figure out the truth, you’ll be constantly frustrated by how foolish, biased, and illogical people become when they disagree with you.
Jonathan Haidt
It was foolish indeed – thus to run farther and farther from all who could help her, as if she had been seeking a fit spot for the goblin creature to eat her in at his leisure; but that is the way fear serves us: it always sides with the thing we are afraid of.
George MacDonald
Before the beginning of brilliance, there must be great chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.
A fool and his money are soon invited everywhere.
Warren Buffett
Foolish indeed are those who trust to fortune.
Murasaki Shikibu
The flowers or weeds that spring up tomorrow are in the seeds we sow today.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell
The press is like a woman: sublime when it lies, it will not let go until it has forced you to believe it. The public, like a foolish husband, always succumbs.
Honore de Balzac
We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams.
Francisco Franco
A foolish dog barks at a flying bird
Bob Marley
There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.
Mark Twain
It would be foolish to despise tradition. But with our growing self-consciousness and increasing intelligence we must begin to control tradition and assume a critical attitude toward it, if human relations are ever to change for the better.
Albert Einstein
There are only three types of people; those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy.
Blaise Pascal
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
The learned are envied by the foolish; rich men by the poor; chaste women by adulteresses; and beautiful ladies by ugly ones.
Wine has made me bold, but not foolish; has induced me to say silly things, but not do them.
Duff Cooper
Middle East has been in turmoil for thousands of years. For us to think that we’re going to in there and fix that with a couple of little bombs and a few little decorations is relatively foolish.
Benjamin Carson
To make decisions while infuriated is as unwise and foolish as it is for a captain to put out to sea in a raging storm.
ElRay L. Christiansen
Have a drink Tom and then you won’t feel so foolish to yourself.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Sceptick therefore, who because he finds that Truths are not universally received, doubts of their existence, is just as foolish as a man who should try large shoes upon little feet, and little shoes upon large feet, and finding that they did not fit.
James Boswell
Some immemorial imbecilities have been added deliberately, on the ground that it is just as interesting to note how foolish men have been as to note how wise they have been.
H. L. Mencken
To devote oneself to vigilance when the enemy is an imaginary one is idle, and to congratulate oneself for looking long and well for a foe that is not coming is foolish and sinful. My life has been a waste.
Robert Silverberg
The foolish man wonders at the unusual, but the wise man at the usual.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lot of people thought that it was a foolish step to move to television. But for me, it is all about the creative satisfaction I get.
Ashish Sharma
Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men
Theodor Reik
Only the foolish, blinded by language’s conventions, think of fire as red or gold. Fire is blue at it’s melancholy rim, green in it’s envious heart. It may burn white, or even, in it’s greatest rages, black.
Salman Rushdie
They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil.
Paul the Apostle
This ideal of the Socratic academy is so reasonable that it may seem foolish to quibble with it. Of course, students should engage with ideas that they disagree with rather than silencing anything that challenges their worldview.
Heather Mac Donald
The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The point is that profound but contradictory ideas may exist side by side, if they are constructed from different materials and methods. and have different purposes. Each tells us something important about where we stand in the universe, and it is foolish to insist that they must despise each other.
Neil Postman
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
The British cook, for her iniquities, is a foolish woman who should be turned into a pillar of salt which she never knows how to use.
Oscar Wilde
Great and unexpected successes are often the cause of foolish rushing into acts of extravagance.
If you’re given source material that’s as special and well-written such as the new project from Robert Kirkman, you would be foolish not to want to do that and not to be faithful to that to some degree.
Chris Black
How foolish to wear oneself out in vain longing for warmth! Solitude is independence.
Hermann Hesse
Everyone who comes out does a very foolish thing in bringing such a quantity of clothes that he never wants.
William John Wills
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope
A lot of times losing a game is not taking care of the football, foolish penalties.
Bill Cowher
Yes. I guess it’s the foolish romantic in me, but you see, I don’t think that sex is my Muse.
Peter Murphy
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
It is a great mistake to think that the extremist is a better man than the moderate. Usually the difference is not that he is morally stronger, but that he is intellectually weaker. He is not more virtuous. He is simply more foolish.
Theodore Roosevelt
Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should express itself, but rather “giving of thanks” (Eph. 5:4). Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed in a religious way, in thanksgiving and praise.
Charles Hodge
Friendship with the ignorant is as foolish as arguing with a drunkard.
Khalil Gibran
I train very hard, until I am sick. Sometimes I train like a foolish man who has no mind.
Hicham El Guerrouj
The man who speaks and writes about art should refrain from censuring or pontificating. He will thus avoid doing anything foolish, for in the presence of primordial depth all art is but dream and nature.
Hans Arp
That’s the problem with the socialist model, because the socialist model – if you work twice as hard as I do, and you get just the same amount, pretty soon you decide that it’s foolish for you to do more than I.
Rafael Cruz
It doesn’t worry me a bit that China and Japan hold so much US debt. In a way, it seems foolish for them to do it because they get lower returns than they might elsewhere. But that is their business.
Milton Friedman
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake
Of one thing I am certain: we are foolish if we think we will achieve change by sending the same crowd of people back to run our government again and again.
Carlos Beruff
Keep this little canvas, it is a promise for the future. When I say ‘keep this canvas,’ I mean for the influence on yourself. When one does a good thing, it’s well to keep it to show how foolish we are at other times.
Charles Webster Hawthorne
The foolish idea that my music can actually make a difference in someone’s life – that right there is proof that it’s working. It makes me feel great, it really does.
Jason Mraz
Friendship is usually treated…as a tough…thing which will survive all manner of bad treatment. But this is an exceedingly great and foolish error; it may die in an hour of a single unwise word.
Making films is about having absolute and foolish confidence; the challenge for all of us is to have the heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant.
Mira Nair
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams
Only if you are afraid of looking foolish, and I would have looked far more foolish if I persisted with an erroneous belief.’ Eragon said. Why, little one, you just said something wise!’Saphira teased.
Christopher Paolini
Dare to wear the foolish clown face.
Frank Sinatra
America is back’ is a divisive, foolish slogan. It only baffles America’s allies and emboldens our adversaries.
Miranda Devine
A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
You are foolish, but without fools there would be no wisdom.
John Colton
Society always consists, in greatest part, of young and foolish persons. The old, who have seen through the hypocrisy of the courts and statesmen, die, and leave no wisdom to their sons. They believe their own newspaper, as their fathers did at their age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is a very cynical, skeptical, foolish person that suggests Israel does not need a peace process to have a growing economy.
Richard Quest
Fear of the devil is nonsense. Fear of demons is foolish. The Spirit of God anointing the Christian heart makes the soul impregnable to the powers of darkness.
John G. Lake
Any attempt to reduce the complex properties of biological organisms or of nervous systems or of human brains to simple physical and chemical systems is foolish.
Kenneth E. Boulding
Ah, how often I’ve cursed those foolish pages,
That showed my youthful sufferings to everyone!
If Werther had been my brother, and I’d killed him,
His sad ghost could hardly have persecuted me more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
Diane Ackerman
There are many foolish people in the world and when a man in a rather high position puts on no frills, slaps them on the back, and tells them he’ll do anything in the world for them, they are very likely to think him clever.
W. Somerset Maugham
A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise manВґs wisdom even if he associates with a sage.
Dalai Lama
In dealing with a man who thinks you are a fool, it is good sometimes to remind him that you know what he knows but have chosen to appear foolish for the sake of peace.
Chinua Achebe
It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
Publilius Syrus
In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.
Oscar Wilde
I do find life difficult at times … and I behave childishly too, do foolish things, unworthy … I don’t think one can have great imagination and great wisdom. Can one?
Alison Uttley
One can live at a low flame. Most people do. For some, life is an exercise in moderation (best china saved for special occasions), but given something like death, what does it matter if one looks foolish now and then, or tries too hard, or cares too
Diane Ackerman
Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss’d Of the Two Worlds so wisely – they are thrust Like foolish Prophets forth; their Words to Scorn Are scattered, and their mouths are stopped with Dust.
Omar Khayyam
Iggy Pop is a pure Michigan product – gritty, smart, but not afraid of looking stupid or foolish. His father was once a high school English teacher. I love Iggy as a physical entity, sinewy, twisty – even in old age – an embodiment of rock and roll history.
David Means
All that is great cannot be possessed – and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess.
I want to weep, she thought. I want to be comforted. I’m so tired of being strong. I want to be foolish and frightened for once. Just for a small while, that’s all….a day… hour.
George R. R. Martin
There should be a law that no ordinary newspaper should be allowed to write about art. The harm they do by their foolish and random writing it would be impossible to overestimate – not to the artist, but to the public, blinding them to all but harming the artist not at all.
Oscar Wilde
If fulfillment is gained through giving ourselves through intimate relationships, then allowing ourselves to be consumed with the cares of things, instead of the care of persons, is foolish.
Tony Campolo
The thing is when you’re… well-enough known, you get asked to speak places, and they don’t really think about whether or not you’re qualified. They just want somebody that will be a drawing card for the audience. So it’s up to you to decide whether or not it’s foolish to get up and speak to these people.
Alan Alda
This is called ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave’; it is called the ‘asylum of the oppressed,’ and some have been foolish enough to call it the ‘Cradle of Liberty.’ If it is the ‘Cradle of Liberty,’ they have rocked the child to death.
William Wells Brown
I have no interest in jumping out of an airplane or any of the things people do for thrills, to push their limits and all that. To me, that seems foolish, and there’s no point.
Anderson Cooper
Men are often so foolish as to boast and value themselves upon their passions, even those that are most vicious. But envy is a passion so full of cowardice and shame that no one every ever had the confidence to own it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
Alec Guinness
That was the fear that there would be no identity anymore, for Canada. It was foolish, because there are so many examples of separatism, and nothing has disintegrated, unless they went to war.
Jane Jacobs
Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man. Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration. A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, vulgar.
Willa Cather
The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
Mark Twain
Pray, do not mock me.
I am a very foolish fond old man,
Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less;
And, to deal plainly,
I fear I am not in my perfect mind.
William Shakespeare
O foolish anxiety of wretched man, how inconclusive are the arguments which make thee beat thy wings below!
Dante Alighieri
Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.
Gautama Buddha
When a man says he is building a house for himself and his posterity, he does not mean to be understood as saying that he has any thought of binding them, nor is it to be inferred that he is so foolish as to imagine that he has any right or power to bind them, to live in it.
Lysander Spooner
Those who don’t try never look foolish.
Stephen Schwartz
Who are these people?” my mother asked. “Guess,” replied Abe flatly. “Who would be foolish enough to break into court after escaping it?
Richelle Mead
I’ve never really lived a conventional life, so I think it’s quite foolish for me or anyone else to start thinking that I am going to start making conventional choices.
Madonna Ciccone
Giving your team cover for their cowardice is foolish. Give them a platform for bravery instead.
In my poems though, as you say, the comic arrived fairly late. This doubtless has something to do with growing older. A person who’s seen a bit of the world can’t help but notice how foolish is the self-centeredness we bring to our tiny slice of existence.
Jane Hirshfield
The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see.
Huangbo Xiyun
Whether they be old or young, rich or poor, high or low, wise or foolish, ignorant or learned, every individual is seen to be strongly actuated by a desire to be seen, heard, talked of, approved and respected… a passion for distinction.
John Adams
Nothing looks more foolish than tradition to those who have none.
Pete Dexter
the more a body tries to explode all the foolish myths that have grown up about Texas by telling the truth, the more a body will wind up adding to the mythology.
Molly Ivins
You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don’t be foolish or naГЇve. But don’t despair either. With God’s help you will get through this.
Max Lucado
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
As it almost always was when I’d been too self-centered to see the truth of the matter, I felt impossibly foolish.
Jaida Jones
For the profit of travel: in the first place, you get rid of a few prejudices…. The prejudiced against color finds several hundred millions of people of all shades of color, and all degrees of intellect, rank, and social worth, generals, judges, priests, and kings, and learns to give up his foolish prejudice.
Herman Melville
Achamian tossed his hands skyward in dismay. “Foolish boy! How many faiths are there? How many competing beliefs? And you would murder another on the slender hope that yours is somehow the only one?
R. Scott Bakker
The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.
Criss Jami
I think If I were to look for the most foolish Clinton supporter and ask you to give them equal time nationally, I could find you some pretty nutty people who are for Hillary Clinton.
Newt Gingrich
Good heavens! what a foolish thing is this pretended perfectibility of the human race which is continually being dinned into our ears!
Theophile Gautier
The art of declamation has been sinking in value from the moment that speakers were foolish enough to publish, and hearers wise enough to read.
Charles Caleb Colton
A presentation copy…is a copy of a book whoch does not sell, sent you by the author, with his foolish autograph at the beginning of it; for which, if a stranger, he only demands your friendship; if a brother author, he expects from you a book of yours, which does not sell, in return.
Charles Lamb
The sense organs, which are limited in scope and ability, randomly gather information. This partial information is arranged into judgments, which are based on previous judgments, which are usually based on someone else’s foolish ideas. These false concepts and ideas are then stored in a highly selective memory system.
The fool is not the man who merely does foolish things. The fool is the man who does not know enough to cash in on his foolishness.
Elbert Hubbard
I don’t mind looking foolish but it’s just that I’m so bad at singing. The only time people ask me to sing is if they want the party to stop. If they want everyone to go home. Immediately.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
In growing old, we become more foolish – and more wise.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It’s foolish to talk of an “Asian century” or an “emerging market century” because events move at a pace that renders this degree of durability obsolete.
Ian Bremmer
Avoid greed and fear. These are the investor’s Achilles heels. Keeping all your money in the bank earning 3% interest is just as foolish as dumping your entire savings into the market thinking you’ll make a quick buck.
Nancy Dunnan
She tilted her head to one side, considering him. “Do you love me?” “Love is a trick and a sham. A foolish plague and a lie and a torment.” “Do you love me?” she repeated, quite calmly. Knowing the answer. “Yes, may it curse my soul.” “May it save your soul,” she said.
Anne Stuart
I never did buy things on credit, I always paid for ’em, because I can’t see much difference in paying for something and just waiting a week and pay interest on it; that looks foolish to me.
Howard Finster
Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
The advice “you never go broke taking a profit” is foolish.
Warren Buffett
If someone says ” I love you ” it would be foolish to say ” I love you too ” So you say ” I knoe ” tht is trulie wht love is. <3
Melissa de la Cruz
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
The folly of others is ever most ridiculous to those who are themselves most foolish.
Oliver Goldsmith
Beware when any idea is promoted primarily because it is “bold, exciting, innovative, and new.” There are many ideas that are “bold, exciting, innovative and new,” but also foolish.
Donald Rumsfeld
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.
J. K. Rowling
Stay hungry, stay foolish.
Steve Jobs
But don’t despise error. When touched by genius, when led by chance, the most superior truth can come into being from even the most foolish error. The important inventions which have been brought about in every realm of science from false hypotheses number in the hundreds, indeed in the thousands.
Stefan Zweig
Revenge commonly hurts both the offerer and sufferer; as we see in a foolish bee, which in her anger invenometh the flesh and loseth her sting, and so lives a drone ever after.
Joseph Hall
The least foolish is wise.
George Herbert
The foolish think the Eagle weak, and easy to bring to heel. The Eagle’s wings are silken, but its claws are made of steel.
Sidney Sheldon
I was 20, naive and foolish. I spent a year auditioning for various drama schools but RADA was the one I liked most.
Michael McElhatton
I have no qualms with people who want to be vegetarians; it’s just foolish. They are missing out on the best things in life: meat, cheese, proper Christmas pudding.
John Torode
The inhibitor of creativity isn’t potential it’s fear. We worry about saying the wrong thing or looking foolish so we govern our imagination.
Josh Linkner
Of all the animals which fly in the air, walk on the land, or swim in the sea, from Paris to Peru, from Japan to Rome, the most foolish animal in my opinion is man.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
There is no comparison between the two of them. The debate will always be there and you have to respect Cristiano. It would be foolish not to respect him. He is a great player. But whoever likes football will think Leo is the best.
Jordi Alba
If silence is good for the wise, how much better is it for the foolish!
Ivan Panin
Intemperance is a dangerous companion. It throws many people off their guard, betrays them to a great many indecencies, to ruinous passions, to disadvantages in fortune; makes them discover secrets, drive foolish bargains, engage in play, and often to stagger from the tavern to the stews.
Jeremy Collier
Poland, after the First World War, was beset by chaos, disorder, and a foolish incursion by the Red Army, which helped to produce the ultra-nationalist military dictatorship of General Pilsudski.
Tariq Ali
In them, she saw the sham of her life laid out like a book, the foolish belief that she, that anyone, could escape the consequences of this world, could flee from death. That was the deceit. The true serpent in the garden.
Libba Bray
Those yesterdreams were just a cruel and foolish game we used to play, yester-me, yester-you, yesterday.
Stevie Wonder
[regarding US conquest of the Philippines] I turn green in bed at midnight if I think of the horror of a year’s warfare in the Philippines … We must slaughter a million or two foolish Malays in order to give them the comforts of flannel petticoats and electric railways.
Henry Adams
The wise are silent, the foolish speak, and the children are thus led astray, for wisdom is not knowledge, it is a realization of the scheme and of one’s own part in it.
Algernon Blackwood
I’m an actor. That proves how lazy I am. It’s foolish to take on any other jobs.
Fred MacMurray
Madlen: ‘It’s a relief to me, Lady Queen, that in your own pain, you take no interest in hurting yourself.’ Bitterblue: ‘Why would I? Why should I? It’s foolish. I would like to kick the people who do it.’ Madlen: ‘That would, perhaps, be redundant, Lady Queen.
Kristin Cashore
He never said a foolish thing nor never did a wise one.
John Wilmot
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
The fools ran after me and I ran after the whores, foolish though I realized such a proceeding to be.
C. S. Forester
First loves are not necessarily more foolish than others; but the chances are certainly against them. Proximity of time or place, a variety of accidental circumstances more than the essential merits of the object, often produce what is called first love.
Maria Edgeworth
I’m of the mind that life is a risk. Every time you leave your house it’s a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I’d be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do.
Thomas Jane
I just had this feeling about you,” she said. “Is that foolish?” “I hope not.
Rainbow Rowell
…Albert-next-door doesn’t care for reading, and he has not read nearly so many books as we have, so he is very foolish and ignorant, but it cannot be helped… Besides, it is wrong to be angry with people for not being so clever as you are yourself.
E. Nesbit
It’s foolish to call Chanakya an Indian Machiavelli. Rather, Machiavelli was possibly an Italian Chanakya.
Ashwin Sanghi
So unless we come together as a people and stop our foolish beefing among each other, sit down like intelligent men and women and settle the things that divide us from each other, then come together like a solid wall and we could make something happen.
Louis Farrakhan
She was the storm, she was the lightning, she was the adult world with all its power and all its secrets and all its foolish casual cruelty.
Neil Gaiman
The (stock) market is there only as a reference point to see if anybody is offering to do anything foolish. When we invest in stocks, we invest in businesses.
Warren Buffett
Falling in love is terrible. It makes you act foolish, like an idiot.
I believe that everybody has the right to believe what they want to believe and to knock somebody’s faith and religion is foolish, whatever it may be – Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism.
Nicolas Cage
It would be foolish and wrong to ignore the fact that all our universities today tread a very dangerous path. Increasingly, they are accepting government money because they are doing things that government wants done. How great a peril is this in a democracy?
Vincent Massey
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Winston Churchill
The man who fails to give fair service during the hours for which he is paid is dishonest. The man who is not willing to give more than this is foolish.
Charles M. Schwab
This is life…Not a peace treaty, not an idealistic dream, but a grim dance of death and survival. The strong live on while the weak–the ones too small or too foolish to fight back–die in agony and blood.
Dan Wells
True Work is the necessity of poor humanity’s earthly condition. The dignity is in leisure. Besides, 99 hundredths of all the work done in the world is either foolish and unnecessary, or harmful and wicked.
Herman Melville
How foolish to yearn to ask the very person who’d caused the pain to heal it
Judith McNaught
It’s foolish to be prejudiced. There are so many reasons to hate people on an individual basis.
Dennis Miller
In my view, it’s irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others.
Vinod Khosla
Now I find that in a state of pure obedience the mind learns contentment in appearing weak and foolish to that wisdom which is of the world; and in these lowly labors, they who stand in a low place and are rightly exercised under the cross will find nourishment.
John Woolman
Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.
Alexander Meiklejohn
A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
If I know a guy who’s a really good improvisational actor, I’d be foolish not to let him because he’ll come up with goodies and all kinds of little freebies that you get.
Rob Reiner
No one single person is going to make each other happy, and it’s foolish to expect the other person to do that.
Gabrielle Reece
The greatest men May ask a foolish question, now and then.
John Wolcot
Foolish heart, hear me calling. Stop before you start falling. Foolish heart, heed my warning; you’ve been wrong before. Don’t be wrong anymore.
Steve Perry
I’m psyched-up when I do radio. I can reach hundreds of thousands of people in a market. And way psyched-up when I’m on television. For people not to take it seriously is foolish.
Richard Lewis
Art is not an investment. Art is something you buy because you are financially solvent enough to give yourself a pleasure of living with great works rather than having to just see them in museums. People who are buying art at the top of the market as an investment are foolish.
Arne Glimcher
I think anyone who writes suspense fiction and says that King isn’t an influence is either lying or being foolish.
Michael Koryta
Economic disasters or foolish wars are hardly guaranteed to bring about large-scale individual self-examination or renew the appeal of truly participatory democracy.
Pankaj Mishra
Drinking alone holds no fun. Drink with friends or strangers! Be foolish, least you’ll remember something meaningful.
I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.
George Eliot
An aged painter cannot help but accept the fact that his work belongs in the past. Younger painters have leaped into the phenomenon called contemporary, where it would be foolish of me to try to enter. But I can claim my own phenomenon.
Joseph Plaskett
Eddie Drake is sort of this loose cannon, funny, edgy guy, who has this really foolish, foolish mustache.
Lee Tergesen
As a general rule, it is foolish to do just what other people are doing, because there are almost sure to be too many people doing the same thing.
William Stanley Jevons
Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.
T. D. Jakes
But gratitude would not have me love you as I do. Love was inspired by what you are – the good, the bad, and even the foolish, which is what you’re being right now.
Mary Jo Putney
Where duty is plain delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may be both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
God bless our good and gracious King, Whose promise none relies on; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.
John Wilmot
Only a very foolish lawyer will dare guess the outcome of a jury trial.
Jerome Frank
We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right.
Abbie Hoffman
The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
George S. Patton
Im one of those foolish people who believe the glory days of the record industry arent behind us. Theyre actually ahead of us.
L.A. Reid
Thinking that the next person, the next relationship, the next experience will free you – these are foolish thoughts of people who are bound again and again to birth, death and rebrith for thousands and thousands of incarnations.
Frederick Lenz
The hardest thing is to endure the applause of fools, and patiently suffer the booing, while with the bravissimo of the foolish one would rather strike them between the ears.
Carl Maria von Weber
Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein
I was regularly advised not to go into music, that I should give up that foolish dream.
Dave Matthews
And the issue is never the merits of the evidence but always the jealous rivalry of the contestants to see which would be the official light unto the world. Right down to the present day we have been the spectators of a foolish contest between equally vain and bigoted rivals.
Hugh Nibley
I was sick. I had a polyp on my throat. It would have been foolish for me to go out on the road with the problem I had.
Boy George
It is a foolish prince who entrusts the safety of his lands to hired men.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Most of the time, husbands and wives argue about stupid, foolish things. If it doesn’t mean that much to you, give in to your wife.
Jake LaMotta
If a man is wise, he gets rich an’ if he gets rich, he gets foolish, or his wife does. That’s what keeps the money movin’ around.
Finley Peter Dunne
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
It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far-seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both.
Joseph Wood Krutch
We all do foolish things when we are in love. Don’t we, your grace?
Judith McNaught
Only a foolish woman would allow her man to earn his living as a moving target.
David Hackworth
No matter how you cut them, paste them, rotate them, or distort them, lip syncing and air-guitar playing are fundamentally foolish activities, and anyone seen to be engaging in them with anything approaching a straight face is, by definition, taking herself or himself much too seriously.
Walter Kirn
So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair othe human race.
Ernest Llewellyn Woodward
A reputable lawyer will advise you to keep out of the law, make the best of a foolish bargain, and not get caught again.
Mark Twain
Rules are foolish, arbitrary, mindless things that raise you quickly to a level of acceptable mediocrity, then prevent you from progressing further.
Bruce Barnbaum
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
You allow people to represent themselves, and they’ll either look smart or foolish on their own; you don’t have to do much for them.
Catherine O’Hara
Definitely, it would be foolish to try and make my Czech films here in America, as foolish as it is when some Czech filmmakers try to make movies of America in Czechoslovakia.
Milos Forman
Our ancestors worshipped the Sun, and they were not that foolish. It makes sense to revere the Sun and the stars, for we are their children.
Carl Sagan
Now the two primal Spirits, who reveal themselves in vision as Twins, are the Better and the Bad, in thought and word and action. Between these two the wise ones chose aright; the foolish not so.
It is foolish for people to think they can align themselves and be safe in a police state.
Naomi Wolf
Nay,” cried Bingley, “this is too much, to remember at night all the foolish things that were said in the morning.
Jane Austen
It is not necessary to agree with the Arab point of view about their own history, but it is foolish to ignore it.
Michael Korda
Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.
Gautama Buddha
Gambling is a most foolish and imprudent pursuit.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
Karl Kraus
When I did ‘Amadeus,’ I hadn’t done a play for five years. And I was so happy doing it and felt so foolish that I hadn’t done a play for such a long time that I wanted to go back and really kind of reach out for a classical career.
Tim Curry
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
John Updike
I’ve made stupid investments. I’ve made stupid decisions as an employee. I’ve made foolish decisions as a manager. I’ve gotten fired. I’ve lost businesses. I went through all of those things.
Jon Taffer
Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself, you got to believe in foolish miracles.
Ozzy Osbourne
Th’ newspaper does ivrything f’r us. It runs th’ polis foorce an’ th’ banks, commands th’ milishy, controls th’ ligislachure, baptizes th’ young, marries th’ foolish, comforts th’ afflicted, afflicts th’ comfortable, buries th’ dead an’ roasts thim aftherward.
Finley Peter Dunne
It is foolish in the extreme not only to resort to force before necessity compels, but especially to madly create the conditions that will lead to this necessity.
Benjamin Tucker
The media nowadays has given the message to adults. Don’t try new things, don’t look foolish because we will catch you and then broadcast it to the world. I think children don’t have that.
Jamie Lee Curtis
No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had
Samuel Johnson
Silicon Valley has been developing as a startup community for over 60-70 years. This notion that you can create something in two or five years is foolish.
Brad Feld
You are nothing like Christine!” he said, in my face. “She was a responsibility, a mistake I made when young and foolish, and from whom I came to believe I would never be free!” “Then what am I?” I challenged, staring up into blazing sapphire eyes. “A joy.
Karen Chance
Since love is folly, a foolish woman is more dangerous than a wise one.
Franz Grillparzer
My personal analysis is that, if you are concerned about U.S. foreign policy and getting into foolish wars, then Hillary Clinton is not your woman. On the other hand, I mean neither is Donald Trump.
Julian Assange
The exercise of freedom invariably results in some choices that are unwise or wrong. But, by living with the consequences of his foolish choices a man learns to choose more wisely next time.
Edmund A. Opitz
Perhaps it is indeed time I began to look at this whole matter of bantering more enthusiastically. After all, when one thinks about it, it is not such a foolish thing to indulge in – particularly if it is the case that in bantering lies the key to human warmth.
Kazuo Ishiguro
Homelessness came into being because liberal policy makers embraced a series of foolish ideas.
Mona Charen
It is foolish to be afraid of death. Just think. No more repaired tires on the body vehicle, no more patchwork living.
Paramahansa Yogananda
You really are being quite foolish to smoke.
Iain Glen
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.
I’d be foolish not to take some of these opportunities that are coming my way.
Kim Kardashian
An actor would be foolish to do something that might hold up the picture, or more importantly incapacitate him. If an actor does do a stunt he needs to make sure a stunt man stands by to see that it’s done correctly.
Glenn Ford
I think when you’ve played in a league for as long as I have, it would be foolish for a coach not to ask a player with that kind of knowledge about other players. A lot of this goes beyond the court. Are they a good teammate? Are they good in the locker room? What’s their attitude like? Do they work hard?
Sue Bird
It is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs.
For most leaders, humility comes only by wounds suffered from foolish falls.
Dan B. Allender
Hundreds of stupid flies gather
On a piece of rotten meat,
Enjoying, they think, a delicious feast.
This image fits with the song
Of the myriads of foolish living beings
Who seek happiness in superficial pleasures;
In countless ways they try,
Yet I have never seen them satisfied.
7th Dalai Lama
My feeling is that as far as creativity is concerned, isolation is required. Creation is embarrassing. For every new good idea you have, there are a hundred, ten thousand foolish ones.
Isaac Asimov
There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
Gilbert Parker
Foolish writers and readers are created for each other.
Horace Walpole
Expediency of literature, reason of literature, lawfulness of writing down a thought, is questioned; much is to say on both sides,and, while the fight waxes hot, thou, dearest scholar, stick to thy foolish task, add a line every hour, and between whiles add a line.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man’s self-respect and inherent human dignity.
Aung San Suu Kyi
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare
Because,’ Cormery went on, ‘when I was very young, very foolish, and very much alone … you paid attention to me and, without seeming to, you opened for me the door to everything I love in the world.
Albert Camus
Empty me of the selfishness inside, every vain ambition and the poison of my pride, and any foolish thing my heart holds to, Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you.
Chris Sligh
I try not to be one particular type of comedian – I try to be foolish, and silly, and surreal, and quite angry and sarcastic and dry.
Sean Lock
That distrust which intrudes so often on your mind is a mode of melancholy, which, if it be the business of a wise man to be happy, it is foolish to indulge; and if it be a duty to preserve our faculties entire for their proper use, it is criminal. Suspicion is very often an useless pain.
Samuel Johnson
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Few women are so beautiful and charming that they can afford to divest themselves of any portion of their charm; so they are very foolish to do so by smoking. It doesn’t matter about men. Men look ugly and silly, too, when smoking. But it isn’t beauty that matters with them-only strength
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I’m of the mind that life is a risk, every time you leave your house it’s a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I’d be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do.
Thomas Jane
You do not see clearly the evil in yourself, else you would hate yourself with all your soul. Like the lion who sprang at his image in the water, you are only hurting yourself, O foolish man. When you reach the bottom of the well of your own nature, then you will know that the vileness was from yourself.
I’ve neither beauty, money, nor rank, yet every foolish boy mistakes my frank interest for something warmer, and makes me miserable. It is my misfortune. Think of me what you will, but beware of me in time, for against my will I may do you harm.
Louisa May Alcott
Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
Dee Hock
The Bible says that God uses the foolish things and the base things of the world to accomplish His work. He apparently uses the tone deaf of the world to do something too.
Dominic Balli
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
Some people are foolish enough to imagine that wealth and power and fame satisfy our hearts: but they never do, unless they are used to create and distribute happiness in the world.
Helen Keller
When we are foolish, we want to conquer the world. When we are wise, we want to conquer ourselves. That begins when we do what we should no matter how we feel about it.
John C. Maxwell
The perception is if you are not 206lbs then you can’t be considered main event talent, which is foolish.
Austin Aries
We’re on our way to Greece, in the hands of a confused, foolish government. It’s got to stop. It’s got to stop.
Steve Wynn
To succeed inside a political party, one must cultivate an ability to sit still and remain polite while foolish people speak nonsense
Morton Blackwell
We should never so entirely avoid danger as to appear irresolute and cowardly; but, at the same time, we should avoid unnecessarily exposing ourselves to danger, than which nothing can be more foolish.
Marcus Tullius Cicero