A Quote by C on enthusiasm, freedom, and foolishness

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


Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by e. e. cummings on spring, foolishness, kisses, and wisdom

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, Pages: 291 (VII)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Okakura Kazuko on dreams, living in the moment, be here now, silliness, and foolishness

Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.

Okakura Kazuko

Source: The Book of Tea

Contributed by: Senlin

A Quote by Anon on silence, foolishness, wisdom, fools, and wise

When a fool is silent, he too is counted among the wise.


Source: Yiddish Proverb

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, foolishness, action, and clarity

A foolish man is always doing,
Yet much remains to be done.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 40

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on living authentically, occupations, work, right livelihood, order, tranquility, true wealth, idleness, foolishness, and nature

We are great fools. "He has passed his life in idleness," we say. "I have done nothing today." What! Haven't you lived? That is not only the fundamental but the most illustrious of your occupations. "Had I been put in a position to manage great affairs, I would have shown what I could do." Have you been able to think out and manage your life? You have performed the greatest work of all. In order to show and release her powers, Nature has no need of fortune; she shows herself equally on all levels, and behind a curtain as well as without one. To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct. Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately. All other things, to rule, to lay up treasure, to build, are at most little appendices and props.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

Contributed by: shawnmichel

A Quote by unknown on fear, courage, lying, foolishness, fools, and liars

The man who claims never to have known fear is either a fool or a liar.


Source: Unknown

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Klingon proverb on fools, war, foolishness, and fighting

Only a fool fights in a burning house.

Klingon proverb

Source: Kang, "Day of the Dove," written by Jerome Bixby, Star Trek, 1968

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Joseph Campbell on wisdom, foolishness, and life

"Wisdom and foolishness are practically the same. Both are indifferent to the opinions of the world"

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

Contributed by: Claudia

A Quote by Sol Luckman on beginning, starting over, wisdom, foolishness, fool, commitment, fluidity, going with the flow, process, spiritual, spirituality, experience, yours truly, transformation, reinvention, i, ego, drifter, rolling stone, mariner, vis

It began with the Wisdom of Foolishness, a commitment to remain fluid, receptive, in process, part of the Membrane of Things as I struck out on that spiritual Route 66, the Experience Trail, determined to follow it to the end. It began with yours truly spontaneously ceasing to be myself and becoming someone else, assuming in the blink of an “I” the role of a drifter, a rolling stone, a wayward mariner lone and visionary on the High Seas of Chance and Possibility.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 27

Contributed by: Leigh

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