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In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell, author

The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.

William Blake, poet

Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.

Tom Robbins, author

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.

Edmund Burke, statesman

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.

Isaac Asimov, scientist

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

Epicurus, philosopher

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.

Warren Buffett, business magnate

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.

Publilius Syrus, writer

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.

Robert Peel, leader

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.

Queen Victoria, royalty

The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.

Pliny The Elder, author

At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.

Ovid, poet

The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.

Joseph Roux, clergyman

The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual, and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline, we go down without taking notice on't.

Mary Astell, writer

It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.

J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.

William Blake, poet

The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.

Thomas Huxley, scientist

Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.

William Temple,

Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.

Democritus, philosopher

Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.

Richard Cecil, clergyman

One man's folly is another man's wife.

Helen Rowland, writer

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.

James A. Garfield, president

Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

'Tis folly to be wise.

Thomas Gray, poet

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.

Alcaeus, poet

What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.

John Howe, artist

To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.

Edward Gorey, author

The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.

E. O. Wilson, scientist

To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.

William Samuel Johnson, politician

Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly.

Andre Norton, writer

When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.

Abu Bakr, leader

Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.

Thomas Gray, poet

I. cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander of every poor Tory partisan who assails me, and I should not have noticed you but for the fact that you are a member of the House of Commons.

John Bright, politician

The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved; and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can.

Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher

The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.

Atom Egoyan, director

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!

Ernestine Rose, activist

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly, for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable, ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.

Jonathan Mayhew, clergyman

We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it.

Leon Kass, educator

But I can tell you what your folly and injustice will compel us to do. It will compel us to be free from your domination, and more self-reliant than we have been.

John H. Reagan, politician

There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against the folly of its possessors.

William Graham Sumner, businessman

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.

Alexander Pope, poet

You can do but one of these things; it is folly to attempt anything else, for there cannot exist a slave confederacy and a free confederacy side by side upon this continent.

John Brough, politician

I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of Hitler.

Wilhelm Canaris, soldier

Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.

Robert South, clergyman

If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of all the rules of justice and humanity, to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them.

Samuel Hopkins, clergyman

Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.

Mary Astell, writer

Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.

Anna Julia Cooper, educator

I think it's a lovely idea, but it will not pass the Congress. I live in a world of realities. The policy of our country is that we can drill our way to independence. I think that's a march to folly.

Anna Eshoo, politician

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

Voltaire, writer

A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.

Antonin Scalia, judge

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Anatole France, novelist

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

Paul Valery, poet

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.

Joseph Addison, writer

A good folly is worth what you pay for it.

George Ade, playwright

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.

John Quincy Adams, president

Beauty and folly are old companions.

Benjamin Franklin, president

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.

James Otis, lawyer

The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help.

John Woolman, clergyman

And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen, to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.

Thomas Keneally, novelist

We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense.

Andrew Coyle Bradley, judge

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