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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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.
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.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
Something in the human psyche confuses beauty with the right to be loved. The briefest glance at human folly reveals that good looks and worthiness operate independently. Yet countless socializing forces, from Aunt Clara to the latest perfume ad, reinforce beliefs like 'If I were pretty enough, I would be loved.'
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.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
John Quincy Adams
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
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.
Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Music is made one of Satan's most attractive agencies to ensnare souls; but, when turned to a good account, it is a blessing. When abused, it leads the unconsecrated to pride, vanity, and folly.
Ellen G. White
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
Who indeed, after pulling off the coloured glasses of prejudice and thrusting out of sight his pet projects, can help seeing the folly of these endeavours to protect men against themselves? A sad population of imbeciles would our schemers fill the world with, could their plans last.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
Bryant H. McGill
Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.
Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
By isolating the issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, climate change, environment, governance, economics, catastrophe and whatever other problems the present embodies or the future may bring, science fiction can do what Dickens and Sinclair did: make real the consequences of social injustice or human folly.
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