Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.
— Plutarch

Like childhood, old age is irresponsible, reckless, and foolhardy. Children and old people have everything to gain and nothing much to lose. It's middle-age which is cursed by the desperate need to cling to some finger-hold halfway up the mountain, to conform, not to cause trouble, to behave well....
John Mortimer foolhardy quote

I think that we're foolhardy to not be engaging in federal funding of stem-cell research in the most aggressive way we possibly can.
— Elizabeth Edwards

It would be foolhardy to count on the conscience of the world.
— Stefan Zweig

I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had done I would have understood, that they couldn't take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable.
— foolhardy quotation by Laurie Lee