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Motivational Foolish Quotes

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

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

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela


 

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

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

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


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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

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

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

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

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

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

Those who wish to appear wise among fools,
among the wise seem foolish.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

I'm an incredibly lucky girl.
For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes
and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly,
I am still incredibly lucky.
- Monica Lewinsky

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

I was being foolish.
An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist.
The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
- Kirk Cameron

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he
automatically deserves great success in any field of activity;
yet almost everyone believes that he automatically
deserves success in marriage.
- Sydney J. Harris

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
- Euripides

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have
the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
- Charles Caleb Colton

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury,
that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The entire universe is working against me.
I can't believe the entire universe could be that foolish!
- Craig Bruce

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

I've performed solo for 20 years now,
but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone,
you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
- Steve Lacy

To be idle is a short road to death
and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle,
wise people are diligent.
- The Buddha

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.
- George Ripley

I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to
a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes.
- John Clayton

If you are foolish enough to be contented,
don't show it, but grumble with the rest.
- Jerome K. Jerome

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing
and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person
of sense and character detests and despises it.
- George Washington

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.
- Horace

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not;
so men are proved,
by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
- Demosthenes

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

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

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people;
for who sees not,
but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins,
who were therefore shut out.
- Thomas Shepard

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.
- Sun Myung Moon

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

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

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

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly,
better than wise people for their wisdom.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

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

So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future,
learning nothing from his past errors and fancying
that tomorrow must be better than today.
- Mika Waltari

I had never done TV.
I think it's a foolish medium for, most rock 'n roll music.
Nobody ever comes off well on TV.
- Dan Fogelberg

We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant,
but we were right.
- Daniel Ellsberg

New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests
undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal.
Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors.
- Wallace Stevens

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

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish.
God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
- George Eliot

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

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack
the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
- Karl Kraus

I have my good days and my bad days,
but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when
I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost -
and it takes a lot -
to write.
- Anne McCaffrey

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives,
but on balance life is suffering, and only the very
young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
- George Orwell

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

No grand idea was ever born in a conference,
but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

You don't have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting.
When you're younger you don't want to look a fool,
so you don't do things that might make you vulnerable.
- Tom Wilkinson

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

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

I think if you run away from who you are,
that you're a Democrat and you're proud to be a Democrat,
it's foolish.
And the reason it's foolish is you've got a lot to be proud of.
- Tim Kaine

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

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

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

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

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

Nothing to be done really about animals.
Anything you do looks foolish.
The answer isn't in us.
It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.
- Russell Hoban

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

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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