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Definition of Folly

Folly

  1. The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
  2. A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
  3. Scandalous crime; sin; specifically, as applied to a woman, wantonness.
  4. The result of a foolish action or enterprise.

Folly Quotations

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Voltaire

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
George Orwell

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.
Isaac Asimov

Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.
Richard Dawkins

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
Warren Buffett
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Folly Translations

folly in French is folie
folly in German is Torheit
folly in Italian is stoltezza
folly in Latin is insania
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