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Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
And so, being young and dipt in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.
Keep alive within you and bring under wise control that courage which makes you long to undertake great works, which others might consider it folly to attempt.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Come, let us give a little time to folly... and even in a melancholy day let us find time for an hour of pleasure.
There are three kinds of fools in this world, fools proper, educated fools and rich fools. The world persists because of the folly of these fools.
My life is like a memento mori painting from European art: there is always a grinning skull at my side to remind me of the folly of human ambition.
We are still in Eden; the wall that shuts us out is our own ignorance and folly.
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we're actually saving ourselves.
There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.
You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the road side until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
Where there is emulation, there will be vanity; where there is vanity, there will be folly.
The evolution of man is slow. The injustice of men is great.
We that are true lovers run into strange capers; but as all is mortal in nature, so is all nature in love mortal in folly.
It is not proof that I sought. I, of all men, know that proof is but a fallacy invented by man to justify to himself and his fellows his own crass lust and folly.
There is as much trickery required to grow rich by a stupid book as there is folly in buying it.
Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God. Perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.
for there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
There is no polite way to suggest to someone that they have devoted their life to a folly.
A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life.
I grow increasingly aware, and in more ways than expected that I am at the center of my own field; and whether it be folly or wisdom, it is a very pleasant feeling.
When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
The Crusades - the most signal and most durable monument of human folly that has yet appeared in any age or nation.
Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.
The utter folly of our time is lamentable, that men should think to assist God with human help and to protect the Church of Christ by worldly ambition.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Faith, joy, optimism. But not the folly of closing your eyes to reality.
The inquiry constantly is what will please, not what will benefit the people. In such a government there can be nothing but temporary expedient, fickleness, and folly.
Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. [He is also a fool.]
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Revolt and revolution both wind up at the same crossroads: the police, or folly.
When our new armies are ready it seems folly to send them to Flanders, where they will chew barbed wire, or be wasted in futile frontal attacks.
Infantry must move forward to close with the enemy. It must shoot in order to move.... To halt under fire is folly. To halt under fire and not fire back is suicide. Officers must set the example
April fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly.
Sulking is silent because speaking would reveal its folly.
...and I wonder if there is any way to adequately describe the folly that causes us to undo all the great gifts of both Earth and Heaven.
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
To Believe without evidence and demonstration is an act of ignorance and folly
The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly
Meddling with another man's folly is always thankless work.
The wisdom of one generation will be folly in the next.
Provided a man is not mad, he can be cured of every folly but vanity; there is no cure for this but experience, if indeed there is any cure for it at all.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
PIRACY, n. Commerce without its folly-swaddles, just as God made it.