Foolish Quotes

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.


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

There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz

At the gates of the forest, the surprised man of the world is forced to leave his city estimates of great and small, wise and foolish. The knapsack of custom falls off his back.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger may be foolish and obsurd, and one may be irritated when in the wrong; but a man never feels outraged unless in some respect he is at bottom right.

Victor Hugo

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Error is a hardy plant; it flourisheth in every coil; In the heart of the wise and good, alike with the wicked and foolish; For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth.

Martin Fraquhar Tupper

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