Quotation Explorer - 'Follies'

The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental. - Thomas H. Huxley
What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day. - George Bernard Shaw
Once, my enemies were those I could seeNow the devil lies deep within meBut angels still nudge me, whispering follies of sinThis war is mine, and mine alone, to win. - Sarah Brownlee
Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God...It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin. - Joris-Karl Huysmans
Nineteen twentieths of [mankind is] opaque and unenlightened. Intimacy with most people will make you acquainted with vices and errors and follies enough to make you despise them. - John Adams
The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. - Helen Rowland
Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies. - Homer
But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy. - William Shakespeare
Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother's wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women. - Lemony Snicket
By their own follies they perished, the fools. - Homer
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon
The greatest wisdom consists in knowing one's own follies. - Madame de Sablé
Fools follow foolishly their imaginary lookalikes as god. Such silly follies exist not. Seek 'What Is'. And is not. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit. - William Shakespeare
The wise will hide your follies and help you learn, but the wicked ones will gossip about it with scoundrels. - Aniruddha Sastikar
Of all the follies the greatest is to love the world. - Hazrat Muhammad P.B.U.H
Every man has his follies -- and often they are the most interesting thing he had got. - Josh Billings
HERMIT, n. A person whose vices and follies are not sociable. - Ambrose Bierce
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. - H. L. Mencken
So long as thou are ignorant be not ashamed to learn. Ignorance is the greatest of all infirmities, and when justified, the chiefest of all follies. - Izaak Walton
The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. - Helen Rowland
In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history. - Albert Camus
One of the greatest of human follies is that we think we know ourselves so well, that we know how we would act under any conditions, that we would under any circumstance 'do the right thing.' Well, as many have discovered, you don't really know what you'll do in the dark till the lights go out. - James Carlos Blake
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