Folly Quotes

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"It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do" Richard Whately
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William Shakespeare

"If thou remember'st not the slightest folly that ever love did make thee run into, thou hast not loved." William Shakespeare
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"And the feather pate of folly / Bears the falling of the sky." E. Housman
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Benjamin Franklin

"Strange! that a Man who has wit enough to write a Satyr; should have folly enough to publish it." Benjamin Franklin
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John Adams

"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 Adams
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"Folly and Glory" Larry McMurtry
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"To marry a man out of pity is folly; and if you think you are going to influence the kind of fellow who has 'never had a chance, poor devil', you are profoundly mistaken. One can only influence the strong characters in life, not the weak; and it is the height of vanity to suppose that you can make an honest man of anyone." Margot Asquith
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"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools." Herbert Spencer
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"There are three things in life which are real: God, human folly, and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension so we must do what we can with the third." Indian Proverb
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"But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was." Bible
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Carlos Castaneda

"My laughter … is real, but it is also controlled folly because it is useless; it changes nothing and yet I still choose to do it. … I am happy because I choose to look at things that make me happy…" Carlos Castaneda
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"It is folly to sing twice to a deaf man" Proverb Proverb
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"I think it would be folly -- folly to try and force the IRA to do something which the British, in 30 years of war, could not achieve. This is a voluntary process." David Trimble
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"Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners." Lord Chesterfield
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David Hume

"But I would still reply, that the knavery and folly of men are such common phenomena, that I should rather believe the most extraordinary events to arise from their concurrence, than admit of so signal a violation of the laws of nature" David Hume
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Bertrand Russell

"Folly is perennial and yet the human race has survived." Bertrand Russell
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"For mortal men there is but one hell, and that is the folly and wickedness and spite of his fellows; but once his life is over, there's an end to it: his annihilation is final and entire, of him nothing survives." Marquis De Sade
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"And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done." Bible
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"Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities." Robert South
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"The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another." Joseph Roux
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Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I prefer the wisdom of the unlearned to the folly of the loquacious" Marcus Tullius Cicero
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