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
The need for general scientific understanding by the public has never been larger, and the penalty for scientific illiteracy never harsher… Lack of scientific fundamentals causes people to make foolish decisions about issues such as the toxicity of chemicals, the efficacy of medicines, the changes in the global climate.peter agre
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
If forty million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is foolish to give them the lie.Somerset Maugham
There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.Charles Proteus Steinmetz
There's not a thing on earth that I can name, So foolish, and so false, as common fame.
Any attempt to reduce the complex properties of biological organisms or of nervous systems or of human brains to simple physical and chemical systems is foolish.kenneth boulding
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
The man was either foolish or fearless. Assuming there was a difference.jack mcdevitt
You would think him a very foolish Fellow, that should not value a Vertuous, or a Wise Man, infinitely before a great Scholar.
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.
Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?
If we take away this foundation, that man is by nature foolish and sinful, fallen short of the glorious image of God, the Christian system falls at once; nor will it deserve as honorable an appellation as that of a cunningly devised fable.
However weak, foolish, and even criminal parents may be, a child ought to honour them as Moses commanded, for the injunction is, and should be, entirely unconditional.
How now, foolish rheum!
"I have been foolish and Deluded," said he, "and I am a Bear of No Brain at All."a. a. milne