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The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
One man's folly is another man's wife.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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.
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.
When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.
J. R. R. Tolkien
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.
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.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
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.
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
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!
Away with that folly that her rights would be detrimental to her character - that if she were recognized as the equal to a man she would cease to be a woman!
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
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.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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