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There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.
Ezra Taft Benson
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I'd be foolish not to take some of these opportunities that are coming my way.
Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
I didn't like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish.
How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?
I don't want to give too much ink to foolish men.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it, but grumble with the rest.
Jerome K. Jerome
The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies.
Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
And to stick our head in the sand and pretend that we are somehow safer if we do not know or to pretend we are somehow safer if we limit our options seems to me not only foolish but actually dangerous.
I was regularly advised not to go into music, that I should give up that foolish dream.
Rules matter, and to be rules they need to be universal in form: always do this, never do that. But it is foolish to rule out in advance the possibility that an occasion might arise when normal rules just don't apply. Rules are not there to be broken, but sometimes break them we must.
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.
Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.
I'm an incredibly lucky girl. For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly, I am still incredibly lucky.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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