Foolish Quotes

Although it is foolish to believe that book learning is anything like the whole of education, it is always necessary, particularly in ages when there is a poverty of living examples of the possible high human types.

Allan David Bloom

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

Buddha

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.

MoliËre

Society always consists in the greatest part, of young and foolish persons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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