Quotes about Folly.

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I've lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that's a lot of folly to witness up close. Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January 1, 1970 has pretty much dissipated at the hands of the government.
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It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
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Something in the human psyche confuses beauty with the right to be loved. The briefest glance at human folly reveals that good looks and worthiness operate independently. Yet countless socializing forces, from Aunt Clara to the latest perfume ad, reinforce beliefs like 'If I were pretty enough, I would be loved.'
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The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
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This Old Testament - containing error, folly, absurdity and immorality - is by English statute law declared to be of divine authority, a blasphemy - if there were anyone to be blasphemed - blacker and more insolent than any word ever written or penned by the most hotheaded Freethinker.
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When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
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Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
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Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
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One man's folly is another man's wife.
Another, Folly, Funny, Man, Wife
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The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
Become, Folly, Fool, His, Who, Will, Wise
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Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
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Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
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Beauty and folly are old companions.
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Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
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Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
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The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
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There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
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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.
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But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
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Measures of policy are necessarily controlled by circumstances; and, consequently, what may be wise and expedient under certain circumstances might be eminently unwise and impolitic under different circumstances. To persist in acting in the same way under circumstances essentially different would be folly and obstinacy, and not consistency.
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Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
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Away with that folly that her rights would be detrimental to her character - that if she were recognized as the equal to a man she would cease to be a woman!
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If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
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It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.

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