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.
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...
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
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
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...
Tout bonheur est un chef-d'½uvre: la moindre erreur le fausse, la moindre he sitation l'alte' re, la moindre lourdeur le de pare, la moindre sottise l'abe" tit. Happiness is always a work of art: the least fault distorts it, the least hesitation changes it, a little dullnessspoilsit, the smallest foolish act makes it idiotic.Crayencour
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
But have you wine and music still,And statues and a bright-eyed love,And foolish thoughts of good and ill,And prayers to them who sit above?james elroy flecker
I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I reflect, and out of all of this I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can. I shall not speak much for fear of saying foolish things; I will risk still less for fear of doing them, for I am not disposed to abuse the confidence which they have deigned to show me. Such is the conduct which until now I have followed and will follow.lafayette, gilbert du motier, marquis de
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.george s. patton
All victories breed hate, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.baltasar gracián
There is no belief , however foolish , that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death .Isaac Asimov
To be enthusiastic about doing much with human nature is a foolish business indeed; and, throwing himself into his work as he was doing, and expecting so much from it, would not the tide ebb as strongly as it was flowing? It is a rash game this setting our hearts on any future beyond what we have our own selves control over. Things do not walk as we settle with ourselves they ought to walk, and to hope is almost the correlative of to be disappointed.james anthony froude
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
One may call the world a myth , in which bodies and things are visible, but souls and minds hidden. Besides, to wish to teach the whole truth about the Gods to all produces contempt in the foolish, because they cannot understand, and lack of zeal in the good, whereas to conceal the truth by myths prevents the contempt of the foolish, and compels the good to practice philosophy.sallustius
Five were wise , and five were foolish . They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them. But the wise took all the oil with them.
You foolish man, you don't even know your own foolish business.
Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk.thomas carlyle
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs; But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.William Butler Yeats
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