Quotes by folly
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Roman poet 65-8 BC
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
James A. Garfield
President of the USA 1831-1881
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
If to talk to oneself when alone is folly, it must be doubly unwise to listen to oneself in the presence of others.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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.
English writer 1709-1784
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
American editor and novelist 1924-2017
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.
American jurist 1936-2016
A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
American writer of science fiction 1912-2005
Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly.
H. G. Bohn
British publisher 1796-1884
Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
American academic and social critic 1947-
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)
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime.Source: Henrietta Temple (1837) 2, ch. 1
Anna Julia Cooper
American author, activist and sociologist 1858-1964
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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