foolishness

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on death, desires, fatherhood, foolishness, and youth

Do we indeed desire the dead Should still be near us at our side ? Is there no baseness we would hide ? No inner vileness that we dread ? How many a father have I seen A sober man, among his boys Whose youth was full of foolish noise.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ability, foolishness, ideas, information, and memory

The sense organs, which are limited in scope and ability, randomly gather information. This partial information is arranged into judgments, which are based on previous judgments, which are usually based on someone else's foolish ideas. These false concepts and ideas are then stored in a highly selective memory system.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (44)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on foolishness, laughter, and madness

The fool sees naught but folly; and the madman only madness. Yesterday I asked a foolish man to count the fools among us. He laughed and said, "This is too hard a thing to do, and it will take too long. Were it not better to count only the wise?"

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by John Wilmot on foolishness, lies, and promises

Here lies a great and mighty king Whose promise none relies on; He never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.

John Wilmot (1647 - 1680)

Source: The Kings Epitaph

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A Quote by Jim Fiebig on foolishness and justice

You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish - only if the folly of it escapes you.

Jim Fiebig

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on foolishness, pride, and progress

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion; while nothing is so foolish and baseless.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Jeanne-Marie Roland on direction, foolishness, people, and judgment

The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.

Jeanne-Marie Roland (1754 - 1793)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on foolishness and learning

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Les Femmes Savantes, 1672, act IV, sc. iii

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A Quote by Jane Austen on destruction, foolishness, happiness, pleasure, and preparation

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by James Oppenheim on foolishness and happiness

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim (1882 - 1932)

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