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.
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
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
The greatest men May ask a foolish question, now and then.john wolcot
For example: (1) As if governed by Newton's First Law of Motion, an institution will resist any change in its current direction; (2) Just as work expands to fill available time, corporate projects or acquisitions will materialize to soak up available funds; (3) Any business craving of the leader, however foolish, will be quickly supported by detailed rate-of-return and strategic studies prepared by his troops; and (4) The behavior of peer companies, whether they are expanding, acquiring, setting executive compensation or whatever, will be mindlessly imitated.warren buffett
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
Penny wise, pound foolish.
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.