There was a barber and his wife / And she was beautiful / A foolish barber and his wife / She was his reason and his life / And she was beautiful / and she was virtuous / and he was...
And what I've learned isnot to believe in magical leaders any more; that character and compassion are more important than ideology; and that even if it's absurd to think you can change things, it's even more absurd to think that it's foolish and unimportant to try.Peter C Newman
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.john updike
foolish mushroom heads... you may have bested me, but the Shroobs will live on... One day we will dance on the buried remains of your pathetic kingdom...
O golden Silence, bid our souls be still,And on the foolish fretting of our careLay thy soft touch of healing unaware!julia caroline dorr
He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.richard savage
What Dad means by "see" of course, is "drive past at 67 miles per hour." Dad feels it is a foolish waste of valuable vacation time to get out of the car and actually go look at an attraction.dave barry
Unhand me, thou foolish creature; it was not I that bereaved thee of thy paltry goods.mark twain
My mother took too much, a great deal too much, care of me; she over-educated, over-instructed, over-dosed me with premature lessons of prudence: she was so afraid that I should ever do a foolish thing, or not say a wise one, that she prompted my every word, and guided my every action. So I grew up, seeing with her eyes, hearing with her ears, and judging with her understanding, till, at length, it was found out that I had not eyes, ears or understanding of my own.Maria Edgeworth
Howiver, I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men.george eliot
Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous.
There was a barber and his wife, / and she was beautiful. / A foolish barber and his wife. / She was his reason and his life, / and she was beautiful, / and she was virtuous. / And he was... / naive...
If there is anything to one's praise, it is a foolish vanity to be gratified at it; and, if it is abusewhy one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or other!Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Warned by such evidences of their spiritual illness, believers profit by their humiliations. Robbed of their foolish confidence in the flesh, they take refuge in the grace of God. And when they have done so, they experience the nearness of the divine protection which is to them a strong fortress (Ps 30:6-7).john calvin
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.george s. patton
The foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see.huangbo xiyun
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.anatole france
Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.hermann hesse
A presentation copy...is a copy of a book whoch does not sell, sent you by the author, with his foolish autograph at the beginning of it; for which, if a stranger, he only demands your friendship; if a brother author, he expects from you a book of yours, which does not sell, in return.Charles Lamb
Good nature is, of all moral qualities, the one that the world needs most, and good nature is the result of ease and security, not of a life of arduous struggle. Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and starvation for the others. Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic as we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but there is no reason to go on being foolish for ever.bertrand russell
Better it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish and uncontrolled. (Verse 111)
The foolish read to escape reality; the wise surrender to it.Tom Heehler
I hold that mortal foolish who strives against the stress of necessity.