72 Total Quotes

Folly Quotes

And the feather pate of folly / Bears the falling of the sky.
E. Housman
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William Shakespeare
If thou remember'st not the slightest folly that ever love did make thee run into, thou hast not loved.
William Shakespeare
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Akhenaton Akhenaton
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Akhenaton Akhenaton
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William Penn
If you protect a man from folly, you will soon have a nation of fools.
William Penn
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Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
Pat Robertson
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And what, in a mean man, I should call folly,/ Is in your majesty remarkable wisdom.
Philip Massinger
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A man who is not a fool can rid himself of every folly except vanity.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking
Alcaeus
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All my joys to this are folly, / Naught so sweet as melancholy.
Robert Burton
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Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!
John Milton
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Lord Alfred Tennyson
The folly of all follies is to be love sick for a shadow.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
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Tom Robbins
Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.
Tom Robbins
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nor mourn the unalterable Days That Genius goes and Folly stays
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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William Morris
Masters, I have to tell a tale of woe,A tale of folly and of wasted life,Hope against hope, the bitter dregs of strife,Ending, where all things end, in death at last.
William Morris
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Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly
Andre Norton
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There has to be a more satisfactory answer than let's do more of the same. It's a bit of folly to say people don't put down roots and aren't needed in these jobs.
Angela Kelley
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George Ade
A good folly is worth what you pay for it.
George Ade
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Antonin Artaud
There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity.
Antonin Artaud
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Winston Churchill
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Winston Churchill
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Knowledge without sense is twofold folly
Spanish Proverb
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 Bible,
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Bible,
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 Bible,
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
Bible,
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To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.
Edward Gorey
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Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Elizabeth Gaskell
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All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James Garfield
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William Blake
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
William Blake
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William Blake
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
William Blake
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Otto Bismarck
There is only one greater folly than that of the fool who says in his heart there is no God, and that is the folly of the people that says with its head that it does not know whether there is a God or not
Otto Bismarck
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William Butler Yeats
The folly that man doesOr must suffer, if he woosA proud woman not kindred of his soul.
William Butler Yeats
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William Cowper
Public schools 'tis public folly feeds.
William Cowper
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