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Foolishness Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Foolishness are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

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Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom
understand that the impulse to blame
something or someone is foolishness,
that there is nothing to be gained in blaming,
whether it be others or oneself.
- Epictetus

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness
when they are first produced.
- Alfred North Whitehead

 

Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did,
it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness
should justify our following suit.
- Leon Kass

That's the penalty we have to pay for our acts of foolishness,
someone else always suffers for them.
- Alfred Sutro

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness.
It's men who are discriminated against.
They can't bear children.
And no one is likely to do anything about that.
- Golda Meir


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As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him
the foolishness they concealed,
and which no one perceived before.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Our wisdom comes from our experience,
and our experience comes from our foolishness.
- Sacha Guitry

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge,
for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
- Khalil Gibran

People do not wish to appear foolish;
to avoid the appearance of foolishness,
they are willing to remain actually fools.
- Alice Walker

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious
creation in which discipline and order are relieved
with some play and pure foolishness.
- May Sarton

For us to think we can enjoy, understand and practice
the Christian religion with just Matthew to Revelation is foolishness.
- Randall Terry

Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence
or even lack of information.
- John McCarthy

We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did.
We're also all the kindnesses we did.
I hate to think of life as if we understood time.
We don't understand time.
- Hugh Leonard

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next,
and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
- William Osler

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.
It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
- Horace

Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
- Sophocles

We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home
and let's get an understanding as to where all this
is foolishness coming from.
There are others who are putting things out there or
throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping
things built up in the media.
- Afrika Bambaataa

We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness
that's going on between the East and West.
We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal.
Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast.
- Afrika Bambaataa

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

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

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

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

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

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish.
God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
- George Eliot

I had never done TV.
I think it's a foolish medium for, most rock 'n roll music.
Nobody ever comes off well on TV.
- Dan Fogelberg

Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed
to walk through vast crowds of people,
their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
- Erich von Stroheim

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts
of progress as pride of opinion.
While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
- J. G. Holland

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing
and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person
of sense and character detests and despises it.
- George Washington

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
- Richard Savage

This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks
of any other water besides this,
is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects.
- George Ripley

I have maintained a passionate interest in education,
which leads me occasionally to make foolish and ill-considered
remarks alleging that not everything is well in our schools.
- Philip Pullman

I was being foolish.
An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist.
The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
- Kirk Cameron

Money and fame made me believe I was entitled.
I was wrong and foolish.
- Tiger Woods

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool
around with his secretary.
If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
- Barry Goldwater

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

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

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.
- The Buddha

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational -
but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
- Judith Viorst

It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.
- Cardinal De Retz

Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
- Alec Guinness

No grand idea was ever born in a conference,
but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

The point is, when you have a chance to have a big adventure,
especially if, like in your case, it doesn't hurt anyone,
it's just plain foolish not to take it.
- Mink Stole

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that
we have done was very foolish.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

I've performed solo for 20 years now,
but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone,
you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
- Steve Lacy

We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant,
but we were right.
- Daniel Ellsberg

I think if you run away from who you are,
that you're a Democrat and you're proud to be a Democrat,
it's foolish.
And the reason it's foolish is you've got a lot to be proud of.
- Tim Kaine

The entire universe is working against me.
I can't believe the entire universe could be that foolish!
- Craig Bruce

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not;
so men are proved,
by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
- Demosthenes

It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go
on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years,
it's a failure.
- James Taylor

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

American education has been littered with failed fads
and foolish ideas for the past century.
- Diane Ravitch

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

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people;
for who sees not,
but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins,
who were therefore shut out.
- Thomas Shepard

If you are foolish enough to be contented,
don't show it, but grumble with the rest.
- Jerome K. Jerome


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