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English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
American writer and criticus 1932-
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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.
American anarchist 1869-1940
Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
French authors who wrote several books together
A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.
Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Adlai E. Stevenson II
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
All victories breed hate, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.
Sir Walter Raleigh
British courtier, writer 1552-1618
Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.
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