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Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.
A new political-entertainment class has moved into the noisy void once occupied by the sage pontiffs of yore, a class just as polarized as our partisan divide: one side holding up a fun-house mirror to folly, the other side reveling in its own warped reflection.
Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
A good folly is worth what you pay for it.
The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.
Pliny the Elder
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual, and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline, we go down without taking notice on't.
We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it.
There is perhaps no surer mark of folly, than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.
A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.
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.
The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.
It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do.
There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against the folly of its possessors.
William Graham Sumner
'Tis folly to be wise.
For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.
Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.
William Samuel Johnson
But I can tell you what your folly and injustice will compel us to do. It will compel us to be free from your domination, and more self-reliant than we have been.
John H. Reagan
The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help.
The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.
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