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The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.
Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish.
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
I've performed solo for 20 years now, but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone, you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed.
Theodore C. Sorensen
My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish.
It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last.
I was being foolish. An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist. The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
Making films is about having absolute and foolish confidence; the challenge for all of us is to have the heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant.
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell
Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.
Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal. Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors.
Woman is always fickle - foolish is he who trusts her.
If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.
H. L. Mencken
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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