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Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
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.
It is always right to detect a fraud, and to perceive a folly; but it is very often wrong to expose either. A man of business should always have his eyes open, but must often seem to have them shut.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Miguel de Cervantes
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.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
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.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
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!
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
Bryant H. McGill
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.
A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.
E. O. Wilson
Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
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