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.
Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool.Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière
He seems to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear.alfred the great
The man who speaks and writes about art should refrain from censuring or pontificating. He will thus avoid doing anything foolish, for in the presence of primordial depth all art is but dream and nature.hans arp
But never give your love, my friend, Unto a foolish heartrobert hunter
It would be foolish to assert that there is no power above mine. Only the attitude that I take toward it will be quite another than that of the religious age: I shall be the enemy of every higher power, while religion teaches us to make it our friend and be humble toward it.max stirner
There's not a thing on earth that I can name, So foolish, and so false, as common fame.
The greatest men May ask a foolish question, now and then.john wolcot
Hyper-selectionism has been with us for a long time in various guises; for it represents the late nineteenth century's scientific version of the myth of natural harmony all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds (all structures well designed for a definite purpose in this case). It is, indeed, the vision of foolish Dr. Pangloss, so vividly satirized by Voltaire in Candide the world is not necessarily good, but it is the best we could possibly have.stephen jay gould
If we choose a weak and foolish speculation as a primary textbook illustration (falsely assuming that the tale possesses a weight of history and a sanction of evidence), then we are in for trouble - as critics properly nail the particular weakness, and then assume that the whole theory must be in danger if supporters choose such a fatuous case as a primary illustration.stephen jay gould
At times discretion should be thrown aside, and with the foolish we should play the fool.Menander
O golden Silence, bid our souls be still, And on the foolish fretting of our care Lay thy soft touch of healing unaware!
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.
At times discretion should be thrown aside, and with the foolish we should play the fool.
In all of history, we have found just one cure for error a partial antidote against making and repeating grand, foolish mistakes, a remedy against self-deception. That antidote is criticism.david brin
Nature is the time-vesture of God that reveals Him to the wise, and hides him from the foolish.