Quotes by folly

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  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    President of the USA 1831-1881
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    All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    If to talk to oneself when alone is folly, it must be doubly unwise to listen to oneself in the presence of others.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
  • Charles Simmons
    Charles Simmons
    American editor and novelist 1924-2017
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    Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
  • The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.
  • Antonin Scalia
    Antonin Scalia
    American jurist 1936-2016
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    A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
  • Andre Norton
    Andre Norton
    American writer of science fiction 1912-2005
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    Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly.
  • H. G. Bohn
    H. G. Bohn
    British publisher 1796-1884
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    Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Campus speech codes, that folly of the navel-gazing left, have increased the appeal of the right. Ideas must confront ideas. When hurt feelings and bruised egos are more important than the unfettered life of the mind, the universities have committed suicide.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime.
    Source: Henrietta Temple (1837) 2, ch. 1
  • Anna Julia Cooper
    Anna Julia Cooper
    American author, activist and sociologist 1858-1964
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    Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
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