foolishness

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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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on day, foolishness, god, joy, justice, and work

The next hour, the next moment, is as much beyond our grasp and as much in God's care, as that a hundred years away. Care for the next minute is just as foolish as care for tomorrow, or for a day in the next thousand years. In neither can we do anything, in both God is doing everything. Those claims only of tomorrow which have to be repeated today are the joy of today: the moment which coincides with work to be done, is the moment to be minded; the next is nowhere until God has made it.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on confusion, foolishness, sports, and struggle

It was like hunting fish with an underwater gun, a sport which he had once been foolish enough to try. At one moment there is the fish - graceful, mysterious, desirable and free - and the next moment there is nothing but struggling and blood and confusion.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by I Ching on beginning, chaos, and foolishness

Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.

I Ching

Source: the I Ching

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A Quote by Hugh W. Nibley on day, foolishness, jealousy, merit, present, and world

And the issue is never the merits of the evidence but always the jealous rivalry of the contestants to see which would be the official light unto the world. Right down to the present day we have been the spectators of a foolish contest between equally vain and bigoted rivals.

Hugh W. Nibley

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A Quote by Horace Walpole on foolishness and writers

Foolish writers and readers are created for each other.

Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on disappointment, foolishness, personality, personality, and silence

Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler,  and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Golda Meir on children, discrimination, foolishness, justice, men, and women

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that.

Golda Meir (1898 - 1978)

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A Quote by George Washington on army, blessings, fashion, foolishness, heaven, hope, insults, men, order, practice, reflection, and vices

When it was reported to General Washington that the army was frequently indulging in swearing, he immediately sent out the following order: The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing - a vice little known heretofore in the American army - is growing into fashion. Let the men and officers reflect "that we can not hope for the blessing of heaven on our army if we insult it by our impiety and folly."

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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A Quote by General George Smith Patton, Jr. on foolishness, god, life, and men

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

George Patton (1885 - 1945)

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