Folly Quotes

When thou findest thyself scorning another, look then at thy own heart and laugh at thy folly.

Sri Aurobindo

There are limits beyond which your folly will not carry you. I am glad of that. In fact, I am relieved.

Isaac Asimov

But now, instead of discussion and argument, brute force rises up to the rescue of discomfited error, and crushes truth and right into the dust. 'Might makes right,' and hoary folly totters on in her mad career escorted by armies and navies.

Adin Ballou

Charge once more, then, and be dumb! Let the victors, when they come, When the forts of folly fall, Find thy body by the wall.

Matthew Arnold

The Holy Spirit is God eternally giving himself; like a never-ending spring he pours forth nothing less than himself. In view of this ceaseless gift, we come to see the limitations of all that perishes, the folly of the consumerist mindset. We begin to understand why the quest for novelty leaves us unsatisfied and wanting. Are we not looking for an eternal gift? For the spring that will never run dry?

Pope Benedict XVI

Do not speak fast, for that shows folly.

Bias

But satire, ever moral, ever new, Delights the reader and instructs him, too. She, if good sense refine her sterling page, Oft shakes some rooted folly of the age.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

Falling in love with the idea of the university is not a folly, for only by means of it is one able to see what can be.

Allan David Bloom

I know love is eternal, so also are folly, lies and roses.

Alice Borchardt

The world is filled with folly and sin, And Love must cling, where it can, I say: For Beauty is easy enough to win; But one is n't loved every day.

Robert Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

Now what should be the relation between science and spirituality? It should be a relation of mutual acceptance and true understanding. It is an act of folly on our part to expect the same truth, the same knowledge and the same power from both science and spirituality. We must not do that. Neither must we set up the same goal for science and spirituality.

Sri Chinmoy

Mine be some figured flame which blends, transcends them all! Not for such hopes and fears Annulling youth's brief years, Do I remonstrate: folly wide the mark! Rather I prize the doubt Low kinds exist without, Finished and finite clods, untroubled by a spark. Poor vaunt of life indeed, Were man but formed to feed On joy, to solely seek and find and feast; Such feasting ended, then As sure an end to men.

Robert Browning

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