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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Tags: Seem, Wise  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.

Tags: Often, Pleasure  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Tags: Fool, Witty  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

Tags: Education, Wise  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

Tags: Minds, Statesmen  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.

Tags: Stupid, Thought  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Tags: Million  ✍ Author: Anatole France

The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.

Tags: Act, Water  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet.

Tags: Become, Decide  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

Stay hungry, stay foolish.

Tags: Hungry, Stay  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

I'd be foolish not to take some of these opportunities that are coming my way.

Tags: Coming  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.

Tags: Leave, Passion  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.

Tags: Else, Lord  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.

Tags: Good, Women  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing.

Tags: Business, Rather  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.

Tags: Deeds, Memory  ✍ Author: Gilbert Parker

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.

Tags: Idea, Left  ✍ Author: Carroll Quigley

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.

Tags: Wise, Wish  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?

Tags: Present, Wise  ✍ Author: Lily Rabe

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

Tags: Older, Wiser  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

Tags: Evil, Madness  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Dare to wear the foolish clown face.

Tags: Clown, Face  ✍ Author: Frank Sinatra
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It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure.

Tags: Expect, Failure  ✍ Author: James Taylor

Eddie Drake is sort of this loose cannon, funny, edgy guy, who has this really foolish, foolish mustache.

Tags: Funny, Guy  ✍ Author: Lee Tergesen

It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience.

Tags: Arrogant, Audience  ✍ Author: Twyla Tharp

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?

Tags: Childish, Cost  ✍ Author: Judith Viorst

People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.

Tags: Actually, Wish  ✍ Author: Alice Walker

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.

Tags: Ignorant, Luck  ✍ Author: Timothy Zahn

I don't want to give too much ink to foolish men.

Tags: Give, Men  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way.

Tags: High, Worked  ✍ Author: Paddy Ashdown

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.

Tags: Beauty, Found  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.

Tags: Him, Nature  ✍ Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.

Tags: Fools, Ideas  ✍ Author: Nicolas Chamfort

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

Tags: Enthusiasm  ✍ Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

Tags: Silence, Wise  ✍ Author: Jessi Colter

We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right.

Tags: Arrogant, Young  ✍ Author: Daniel Ellsberg

Woman is always fickle - foolish is he who trusts her.

Tags: Her, Woman  ✍ Author: Dick Francis

You really are being quite foolish to smoke.

Tags: Quite, Smoke  ✍ Author: Iain Glen

Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.

Tags: Enough, Mankind  ✍ Author: Emma Goldman

Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.

Tags: Enough, Mankind  ✍ Author: Emma Goldman

Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?

Tags: Follows, Fool  ✍ Author: Alec Guinness

There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.

Tags: Mob, Useless  ✍ Author: Keith Hernandez

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.

Tags: Bliss, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Kin Hubbard

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still.

Tags: Far, Progress  ✍ Author: John Maynard Keynes

To say what your disguise is would be foolish.

Tags: Disguise  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.

Tags: Nobody, Strong  ✍ Author: Nellie Melba

I definitely have been foolish.

Tags: Definitely  ✍ Author: Sienna Miller

Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me.

Tags: Cause, Great  ✍ Author: Sun Myung Moon

I have maintained a passionate interest in education, which leads me occasionally to make foolish and ill-considered remarks alleging that not everything is well in our schools.

Tags: Education, Interest  ✍ Author: Philip Pullman

It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.

Tags: Damaging, Minister  ✍ Author: Mary Lou Retton

This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks of any other water besides this, is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects.

Tags: Ignorant, Water  ✍ Author: Alexandra Ripley

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race; No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.

Tags: Face, Lives  ✍ Author: Randy Savage

Foolish many said; foolish many, many believed.

Tags: Believed, Said  ✍ Author: Thomas Vernor Smith

It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last.

Tags: Last, Popular  ✍ Author: Dusty Springfield

One has to be foolish or irredeemably stupid to believe that anything good can come to Europe from the land of presumed opportunity.

Tags: Good, Stupid  ✍ Author: Picabo Street

To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation as two opposites seems foolish to me.

Tags: National, Seems  ✍ Author: Gustav Stresemann

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.

Tags: Making, Sound  ✍ Author: Gloria Swanson

Everyone who comes out does a very foolish thing in bringing such a quantity of clothes that he never wants.

Tags: Everyone, Wants  ✍ Author: Gary Wills

I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.

Tags: Irrational, Seriously  ✍ Author: Jeanette Winterson

Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish.

Tags: Money, Wrong  ✍ Author: Tiger Woods
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