foolish quotes

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.Aeschylus

I don't want to give too much ink to foolish men.Tori Amos

It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way.Paddy Ashdown

Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.Jane Austen

Rules matter, and to be rules they need to be universal in form: always do this, never do that. But it is foolish to rule out in advance the possibility that an occasion might arise when normal rules just don't apply. Rules are not there to be broken, but sometimes break them we must.Julian Baggini

Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what's been done, what's been superseded, what's so much part of the furniture it's practically part of the fabric now, what's become no more than a joke... and so on. It's just plain foolish, as well as comically arrogant, to ignore all this, to fail to do the most basic research.Iain Banks

I'd love to do a modern-day musical that's full of original music. To get your contemporaries to sing and dance without looking foolish and for it to be transformational and magical and all those things a musical is supposed to be.Danny Boyle

The entire universe is working against me. I can't believe the entire universe could be that foolish!Craig Bruce

Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly foolish and out of touch.Bill Bryson

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.Buddha

We can't afford to sacrifice another generation of American children to bureaucratic politics. We've got to get it done. The future, the health, the life - our nation depends on it and it's just foolish to think or act otherwise.LeVar Burton

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.Thomas Babington Macaulay

I was being foolish. An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist. The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.Kirk Cameron

Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.Thomas Carlyle

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.Thomas Carlyle

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.Cher

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.Marcus Tullius Cicero

I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes.John Clayton

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.Charles Caleb Colton