Quotation Explorer - 'Foolish'

Freedom without discipline is foolish, discipline without freedom is insanity. - Ilona Mialik
Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law. - Gautama Buddha
It's our nature, isn't it? Again and again, we cling to the foolish belief taht simple solutions exist - Steven Erikson
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. - Colette
Chuck Norris will never have a heart attack. His heart isn't nearly foolish enough to attack him. - Oliver Oliver Reed
I will love to be called a foolish man of peace, than to be named a wise man of war. Show me your weapons of war and I will show you my Bible of peace! - Israelmore Ayivor
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself. - Thomas Carlyle
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance? - Anatole France
Even for women without children, trading hours that produce income for hours that produce only art seems like a foolish decision. What a loss for the world, though, to have women's voices silenced because art is our last priority. - Holly Robinson
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Understand now, I'm purely a fiction writer and do not profess to be an earnest student of political science, but I believe strongly that such a law as one prohibiting liquor is foolish, and all the writers, keenly interested in human welfare whom I know, laugh at the prohibition law. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived. - George S. Patton Jr.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. - Euripides
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy. - Jean de la Bruyere
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools. - Diane Ackerman
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. - James Oppenheim
The foolish man wonders at the unusual, but the wise man at the usual. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not. - Ashton Kutcher
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. - Thomas Carlyle
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. - James Russell Lowell
Pretend you are foolish to the foolish, and be yourself when you are alone or with others like you, because if you take the foolish seriously as your friend, you might be a fool yourself. - A Gentlemen
A wise person identifies the people’s true nature even with their words being shown nice; but to the foolish people, even a person’s deeds being seen nice of true nature are insufficient to identify him. - Anuj Somany
We were the creatures desired throughout the ages... foolish humans didn't even realize it, living in their own little world. - Kay Harding
So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. - Bertrand Russell
A learned person underrates own intelligence & overvalues others importance, so remains in public largely shy; the foolish people overrates own importance & undervalues others intelligence, so often publicly lie. - Anuj Somany
It is at the precise moment that I take something for granted that I have placed myself in the precarious position of losing that very thing. And if that thing I risk losing is liberty, taking it for granted is foolishness of the most foolish sort. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The pain of aloneness and pointlessness is piercing. It demands relief. That single fact that the pain of living apart from God is unbearable exposes our sinfulness as horribly grotesque and foolish. We insist on finding relief without coming to God on His terms. - Larry Crabb
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
One is not necessarily made self-centered because he is foolish, but one is very often made foolish because he is self-centered. - Criss Jami
Don't let the worries of this foolish world destroy your joy in living. - Marty Rubin
Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another. - Gautama Buddha
Foolish wise folk sneer at you; foolish wise folk would pull up the useless lilies, the needless roses, from the garden, would plant in their places only serviceable wholesome cabbage. But the Gardener knowing better, plants the silly short-lived flowers; foolish wise folk, asking for what purpose. - Jerome K. Jerome
Most unintelligent or foolish people do not regard themselves as that; they regard themselves as not-that-intelligent or not-that-wise. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety. - Tryon Edwards
Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle. - William Melbourne
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Pretend you are a foolish to the tyrant because if he realizes you are a genius, he might use you to harm others. - A Gentlemen
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. - Anatole France
Her grandmother had once told her that one of life's best lessons was not being afraid to look foolish -- to just ask the question. - Melissa Senate
We are all foolish sinners saved only by grace & we can all use a little guidance sometimes. - Lesley Sears
If man is man and God is God, to live without prayer is not merely an awful thing: it is an infinitely foolish thing. - Phillips Brooks
I think are foolish to pretend they are equal to men,they are far superior and always have been. - - William Golding
There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. - Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Foolish writers and readers are created for each other. - Horace Walpole
We always glorify war, but why? We have war memorials everywhere but I never saw a peace memorial yet. We teach our children war game. We let them play game which is not other than a legal war but we expect peace from them. How foolish that could be! - Debasish Mridha
If you don’t want to be foolish, don’t try to fool anyone. - Debasish Mridha
It will be foolish not to get your heart broken, even once.For having a broken heart makes you realize the immense capability it possesses to mend and heal itself and to love far more intensely,with every affixed piece of it that was once broken and torn apart.. - Sanhita Baruah
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the sweet reward is that as you make new friends and encourage others, the foolish have ignored the fact that you have already shown them your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
A terrorist is the most foolish and naïve. He is drunk with fixed false beliefs that killing his neighbors will result in going to heaven. - Debasish Mridha
The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one. - William Seward
I stopped at a red light, feeling foolish as always for stopping at an intersection at an hour when the streets are deserted, just because a colored lightbulb told me to. Society has got me so fucking trained. I rubbed my eyes and groaned and felt utterly alone in the world. - David Wong
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. - J. K. Rowling
If a million people say a foolish thing, is it still a foolish thing. - Anatole France
Only a foolish child would go swimming in the river that swallowed his father. - Bamigboye Olurotimi
When life is forgiving enough to bless you with a minute, a second, of happiness, there's nothing to do but savor the moment, however odd or unexpected or foolish the source might be.Because who knows when those moments will grace us again. - Rebecca Harris - If It Kills Me
Cherubs fan our foolish fires, filling hearts with mad desires. They prick our pride and haughtiness with quick, angelic naughtiness. - John Biccard
The challenge to a person having an open mind is that the foolish people see his brain as an open top barrel and so they try to just put their rubbish things or thoughts in it than benefiting from him. - Anuj Somany
I love foolish people because I am not enough of a fool to not love them. - Debasish Mridha
A foolish man enjoys the company of prostitutes;a wise man enjoys the company of his wife.The mother of a prudent son will rejoice;the father of a mindless son will groan. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The pessimist may call the optimist a fool; but who is more foolish, the happy individual who expects more happiness or the one who fills his life with bitterness and has only more despair to look forward to? - Wayne Gerard Trotman
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. - Buddha
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A sage person says his thoughts with own heart feeling for he knows that this only gives it a real meaning and the connection with the people; while the foolish minds assume that it can be achieved through only words rhyming. - Anuj Somany
A businessman who stops advertising to save money is like a foolish who stops a clock to save time. - Moosa Rahat
It is just as foolish to complain that people are selfish and treacherous as it is to complain that the magnetic field does not increase unless the electric field has a curl. Both are laws of nature. - John von Neumann
The Universal Consciousness's feeling is unqualified love for all of its creatures,no matter how foolish and desperate they act. - David V. Gaggin
People interfere in a person’s internal family matters not with an intention to resolve the feud, but mere with a selfish interest of showing own importance as a judge. Only foolish individual invites those devilish minds as mediators in own private home dispute. - Anuj Somany
Foolish minds will entertain you, but confuse minds will irritate you. - Amit Kalantri
A wolf isn’t a coward ... Just foolish beyond bravery... He will protect his pack even against bears... The wolf dies the pack survives.... And his love is complete in the wholeness of the pack just because she is the alpha member - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid. - Publilius Syrus
Such are the foolish dreams of idealistic children who believe that anything can possibly get better over time. - Joseph Fink
The foolish man lies awake all night Thinking of his many problems; When the morning comes he is worn out And his trouble is just as it was.
The less a man makes declarative statements the less apt he is to look foolish in retrospect.
Wise men taste after the heart, but the foolish ones ponder over the face. - Auliq-Ice
Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't. - Tom Hiddleston
Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.
Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them. - Hermann Hesse
Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. - Hermann Hesse
No one presumes to teach an art that he has not first mastered through study. How foolish therefore for the inexperienced to assume pastoral authority when the care of souls is the art of arts. - St. Gregory Dialogos
The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come. - Peter Ustinov
I am foolish in the way distance makes me feel partial. - Taylor Patton
Well it's fairly straightforward: there isn't one [a god]. And there's no evidence for one, no reason to believe that there is one, and so I don't believe that there is one. And I think that it is rather foolish that people do think that there is one. - Peter Atkins
I forgive, but I also learn a lesson. I won’t hate you, but I’ll never get close enough for you to hurt me again. I can’t let my forgiveness become foolish. - Tony Gaskins
You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave. - Sydney Smith
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. - W. Somerset Maugham
Time:"I spend everybody yet foolish humans tel tat they spend time without knowing that they spend only them - GANESH
The captain was a good chess player, and the games were always interesting. Yossarian had stopped playing chess with him because the games were so interesting they were foolish. - Joseph Heller
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the sweet reward is that as you make new friends and encourage others, the foolish will learn the error of their ways because you did at least show them your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great". - Cher
The wisest of the wicked schemes are actually foolish. - Steven Chopade
Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Only a foolish soul would love the stars. As beautiful as they are, they will burn you. Regardless of your best intentions. - Kendal Rob
People always say in the end you only regret the choices you didn't make but I really think you also regret the choices you were foolish enough to make. - Melizena
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace--in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. - Epictetus
Our fates are locked together. It would be foolish of me to anger God by leaving you. - Mark Tompkins
Man is the only animal on earth intelligent enough to invent God and foolish enough to believe in Him. - Manoj Vaz
A wise man can say a foolish thing at any time, anywhere, and to anybody. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Sometimes you must agree with someones opinion for the sake of being polite and modest, but within you, you know that you are not foolish and crazy. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It will always be foolish to ask a cheater if they would ever cheat on you. - Dennis Adonis
Happiness & Sadness are two contemporary stages in life. A wise man overcomes sadness with his wisdom, and a foolish man faces it with tears. - Deepak Chandra
Silence is best reserved for the fearful and foolish. - Shannon L. Alder
In all tests of character, when two viewpoints are pitted against one another, in the final analysis the thing that will strike you the most, is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish.... but who would go to the greatest lengths in considering the other's perspective. - Mike Dooley
Life is a gift for the wise, a playground for the foolish, a heaven for the rich, and a hell for the poor. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Most people are not so stupid to be not able to differentiate eventually between the right and the wrong individual , but it is only the foolish person who continues to misguide oneself solely as if s/he has not been caught as who s/he is as true character. - Anuj Somany
Stay hungry. Stay foolish. - Steve Jobs
Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time. - George Bernard Shaw
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. - Aeschylus
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one. - Cicero
To expect life to treat you good is foolish as hoping a bull won't hit you because you are a vegetarian. - Roseanne Barr
If you follow a foolish ism, how are you an intelligent being? - Fakeer Ishavardas
Only the foolish, blinded by language's conventions, think of fire as red or gold. Fire is blue at it's melancholy rim, green in it's envious heart. It may burn white, or even, in it's greatest rages, black. - Salman Rushdie
For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know. - Jeremiah 4 22
There is a thin line of difference in being courageous and foolish! - Jasleen Kaur Gumber
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations. - Jane Austen
EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. - Ambrose Bierce
Wisdom is the closest to foolishness, a person can become so wise it leads him to become foolish. - Geoffrey Karl Green
I study nature so as not to do foolish things. - Mary Ruefle
We are the source of infinite love, infinite joy, and infinite happiness, but we spend our whole life looking for love, joy and happiness. How foolish is this? - Debasish Mridha
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. - Quintilian
Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great. - Cher
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the reward in their error be that at least they cannot blame you because you did show your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth. - Albert Einstein
The wise respond. The foolish react. The wise think & then act. The foolish act and then regret.-RVM - R.v.m.
When I was foolish, I detested sagacity. I ate the fruits of my foolishness and ignorance. I thank God because I was once foolish. It was from my foolishness that I learnt and understood the true savour of sagacity. - Ogwo David Emenike
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. - Albert Einstein
Where there is a great deal of free speech there is always a certain amount of foolish speech. - Sir Winston Churchill
Only the foolish would think that wisdom is something to keep locked in a drawer. Only the fearful would feel empowerment is something best kept to oneself, or the few, and not shared with all. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
A wise servant is better than a foolish ruler. - Matshona Dhliwayo
One of the most foolish of all human philosophies, is to believe that we all have an unavoidable destiny. - Dennis E. Adonis
In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer. - Oscar Wilde
Whatever you do, foolish or wise, important or unimportant, do with love and enthusiasm. - Debasish Mridha
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far-seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both. - Joseph Wood Krutch
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior. - Anne Bronte
Ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves. - Washington Irving
You can never go back to a specific moment. That's why it's important to live in the present and not the past. Don't let foolish memories get in the way of the makings of new ones. - Emily Coussons
... and for the first time he realized the pain inevitable in any human relationship - pain suffered and pain inflicted. How foolish we were to be afraid of loneliness. - Graham Greene
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