quote by Ali ibn Abi Talib

How foolish is man! He ruins the present while worrying about the future, but weeps in the future by recalling his past!

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

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Foolish man quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec

Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.

Foolish man quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

So unless we come together as a people and stop our foolish beefing among each other, sit down like intelligent men and women and settle the things that divide us from each other, then come together like a solid wall and we could make something happen.

How strange and foolish is man. He looses his health in gaining wealth. Then to regain health he wastes his wealth. He ruins is present while worrying about his future - but weeps in the future by recalling his past. He lives as though death shall never come to him - but dies in a way as if he were never born.

It is a foolish woman who expects her husband to be to her that which only Jesus Christ Himself can be: always ready to forgive, totally understanding, unendingly patient, invariably tender and loving, unfailing in every area, anticipating every need, and making more than adequate provision. Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain

Foolish man quote Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.

Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.

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Consider before acting, to avoid foolishness: It is the worthless man who speaks and acts thoughtlessly.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

When a wise man is advised of his errors, he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out, a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error.

Foolish man quote The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.

In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides.

A foolish physician he is, and a most unfaithful friend, that will let a sick man die for fear of troubling him; and cruel wretches are we to our friends, that will rather suffer them to go quietly to hell, then we will anger them, or hazard our reputation with them.

We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear. Fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself, because it is fear which drives men to act foolishly, to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously...

Foolish man quote A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.

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.

Foolish man quote No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the g

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

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.

In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man is defined not by what he knows, but by what he doesn't know.

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

Foolish man quote A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

No man treats a motorcar as foolishly as he treats another human being.

When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behavior to sin; he does not say, 'You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.' He attempts to find out what is wrong and to set it right.

The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones.

Of all the animals which fly in the air, walk on the land, or swim in the sea, from Paris to Peru, from Japan to Rome, the most foolish animal in my opinion is man.

Foolish man quote Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

My mother understood human nature better and never chided.

She knew that a man cannot be saved from his own foolishness or vice by someone else's efforts or protests, but only by the use of his own will.

The only difference between a wise man and a fool is that the wise man knows he's playing.

You do not see clearly the evil in yourself, else you would hate yourself with all your soul. Like the lion who sprang at his image in the water, you are only hurting yourself, O foolish man. When you reach the bottom of the well of your own nature, then you will know that the vileness was from yourself.

Foolish man quote The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

He promoted the education of the parish clergy and wrote: He seems to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear.

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.

A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed.

Foolish man quote If you want to test a man’s character give him power.

If you want to test a man’s character give him power.

Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man.

Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration. A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, vulgar.

I train very hard, until I am sick. Sometimes I train like a foolish man who has no mind.

It is foolish to expect a young man to follow your advice and to ignore your example.

Foolish man quote The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.

The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary.

If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.

She marking them begins a wailing note And sings extemporally a woeful ditty How love makes young men thrall and old men dote How love is wise in folly, foolish-witty Her heavy anthem still concludes in woe, And still the choir of echoes answer so.

It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet.

To a worldly man, a God-intoxicated person will appear mad and he will laugh at him, But to the God-intoxicated man, the worldly appear insane, foolish, misled, blind.

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