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At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
The main threads running through the lives of W. A. Clark and his daughter Huguette include the costs of ambition, the burdens of inherited wealth, the fragility of reputation, the folly of judging someone's life from the outside, and the tension between engaging with the world, with all its risks, and keeping a safe distance from danger.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.
J. R. R. Tolkien
All the best novels are about one thing: how we go on. The characters must survive the fallout of their own cowardice, folly, denial or misguided passion. They squander what matters most, and still they pick up the pieces.
Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.
When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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