Quotes: foolishness

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  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    A foolishness is inflicted with a hatred of itself.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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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.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Can there be greater foolishness than the respect you pay to people collectively when you despise them individually?
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    In days gone by, we were afraid of dying in dishonor or a state of sin. Nowadays, we are afraid of dying fools. Now the fact is that there is no Extreme Unction to absolve us of foolishness. We endure it here on earth as subjective eternity.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    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.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    The foolishness of old age does not characterize all who are old, but only the foolish.
  • 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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride and four times as much by our foolishness.
  • 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.
  • Golda Meir
    Golda Meir
    Prime Minister of Israel 1898-1978
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    Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that.
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