Folly Quotes

Jane Austen

Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not
Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.

Marty Rubin

How old must you be before words can no longer fool you?

Richard Adams

A thing can be true and still be desperate folly, Hazel.

Elizabeth Gaskell

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

Samuel Johnson

He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of hard words and obscure sentences, and asks why books are written which cannot be understood.

Major Thomas

His strength for your weakness! His wisdom for your folly! His drive for your drift! His grace for your greed! His love for your lust! His peace for your problems! His joy for your sorrow! His plenty for your poverty!

Marty Rubin

The greatest wisdom is indistinguishable from the greatest folly.

Bamigboye Olurotimi

Wisdom is unwanted in the colony of fools

Vera Nazarian

Is it folly to believe in something that is intangible? After all, some of the greatest intangibles are Love, Hope, and Wonder.

Another is Deity.

The choice to be a fool is yours.

Charles Dickens

She dotes on poetry, sir. She adores it; I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up, and entwined with it. She has produced some delightful pieces, herself, sir. You may have met with her 'Ode to an Expiring Frog,' sir.

Bill Maher

The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them."

(The Decider, July 21, 2007)

William Blake

The hours of folly are measur’d by the clock, but of wisdom: no clock can measure.

Robert A. Heinlein

Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. [He is also a fool.]

G.K. Chesterton

It is very foolish of a man to be frightened of a skeleton, for Nature has put an insurmountable obstacle against running away from it.

Barbara W. Tuchman

Chief among the forces affecting political folly is lust for power, named by Tacitus as "the most flagrant of all passions.

Walter Scott

I will tear this folly from my heart, though every fibre bleed as I rend it away!

Stephen King

Do they see the lethal insanity of a race to the brink of oblivion, and then over the edge? Apparently not. If they did, surely they wouldn't be racing to begin with. Or is it a simple failure of imagination? One doesn't like to think such a rudimentary failing could bring about the end, yet...

Isaac Asimov

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.

Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.

Raheel Farooq

Stupidity is not a behavior; it's a religion. One can die for it!

George Orwell

For it is the condition of his rule that he shall spend his life trying to impress the 'natives,' and so in every crisis he has got to do what the 'natives' expect of him... A sahib has got to act like a sahib; he has got to appear resolute, to know his own mind and do definite things.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Can you blame me, my dear, for looking on this attachment as a romantic folly inspired by that cursed Shakespeare who will poke his nose where he is not wanted?

Gautama Buddha

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

William Faulkner

Maybe times are never strange to women: it is just one continuous monotonous thing full of the repeated follies of their menfolks.

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