Foolish Quotes

So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.

William of Baskerville

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Anatole France

There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it in expecting evil before it arrives?

Marcus Annaeus Seneca

How very heavy is the burden of human suffering, the suffering that comes of war; of so-called ethnic cleansing, of conflict in the name of religion; of foolish ideas of racial superiority; of intolerance, bigotry, and egotism.

Gordon B. Hinckley

It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire. For politeness is like a counter--an avowedly false coin, with which it is foolish to be stingy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Revenge commonly hurts both the offerer and sufferer; as we see in a foolish bee, which in her anger invenometh the flesh and loseth her sting, and so lives a drone ever after.

Joseph Hall

There is also the very real possibility that, in the justice of God, one of the reasons He uses the weak and the foolish of the world is so that no argument could be made later that certain people were advantaged in some unfair way by that which was unearned-either in the premortal life or here. Hence it seems prudent for us to realize that just because one is set apart or ordained to a certain calling or assignment he or she must not expect to be set apart from the stresses of life. There appear to be no immunities.

Neal Maxwell

I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest.

Elizabeth Hurley

So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.

Mika Waltari

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.

Karl Kraus

Writing in my sixty-fourth year, I can truthfully say that since I reached the age of discretion I have consistently drunk more than most people would say is good for me. Nor did I regret it. Wine has been for me a firm friend and a wise counselor. Often...wine has shown me matters in their true perspective, and has, as though by the touch of a magic wand, reduced great disasters to small inconveniences. Wine has lit up for me the pages of literature and revealed in life romance lurking in the commonplace. Wine has made me bold but not foolish; has induced me to say silly things but not to do them.

Duff Cooper

Writing in my sixty-fourth year, I can truthfully say that since I reached the age of discretion I have consistently drunk more than most people would say is good for me. Nor did I regret it. Wine has been for me a firm friend and a wise counsellor. Often...wine has shown me matters in their true perspective, and has, as though by the touch of a magic wand, reduced great disasters to small inconveniences. Wine has lit up for me the pages of literature, and revealed in life romance lurking in the commonplace. Wine has made me bold but not foolish; has induced me to say silly things but not to do them.

Duff Cooper

So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.

Ernest L. Woodward

Whoever puts his confidence in men or in any creature is very foolish.

Thomas Kempis

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because it is different from his own.

Leo Stein

There are no foolish questions, only foolish silence

Unknown

The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.

Jeanne-Marie Roland

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

James Russell Lowell

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a wide-spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible

Bertrand Russell

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

Jane Austen

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

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