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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.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
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.
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
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.
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.
Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
Folly always knows the answer.
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.
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
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
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
Bryant H. McGill
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!
Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
Anna Julia Cooper
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
For when they see the people swarm into the streets, and daily wet to the skin with rain, and yet cannot persuade them to go out of the rain, they do keep themselves within their houses, seeing they cannot remedy the folly of the people.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Miguel de Cervantes
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
To me, it's the folly of man to make God human.
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James A. Garfield
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