Foolish Quotes

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.

Nicolas Chamfort

We, God willing, will continue to fight you and will continue martyrdom operations inside and outside the United States until you abandon your oppression and foolish acts.

Osama bin Laden

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man's self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Let us rejoice and give thanks. Not only are we become Christians, but we are become Christ. My brothers, do you understand the grace of God that is given us? Wonder, rejoice, for we are made Christ! If He is the Head, and we the members, then together He and we are the whole man.... This would be foolish pride on our part, were it not a gift of his bounty. But this is what He promised by the mouth of the Apostle: You are the body of Christ, and severally His members

St. Augustine of Hippo

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

Bruce Lee

No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace--in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.

Croesus of Lydia

No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace - in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.

Croesus of Lydia

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Bible

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed.

Unknown

Tears fell from my eyes--yes, weak and foolish as it now appears to me, I wept for my departed youth; and for that beauty of which the faithful mirror too plainly assured me, no remnant existed.

Marguerite Blessington

Gold is a vain and foolish fancy.

Augustus Eugene Scribe and Germain Delavigne

Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things.

Janette Oke

The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Idleness, women, disorder, a foolish partiality for one's own native place, discontent and timidity are six obstructions to greatness.

Hitopadesa Hitopadesa

The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel -- and all of them are right.

Heinrich Heine

Penny wise, pound foolish.

Robert Burton

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.

George Bernard Shaw

Expediency of literature, reason of literature, lawfulness of writing down a thought, is questioned; much is to say on both sides, and, while the fight waxes hot, thou, dearest scholar, stick to thy foolish task, add a line every hour, and between whiles add a line.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less with baldness.

Marcus T. Cicero

The blind fanaticism of one foolish honest man may cause more evil than the united efforts of twenty rogues.

Grimm, Friedrich, Baron Von

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Aeschylus

It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience.

Twyla Tharp

There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!

Mark Twain

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