Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly.
War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason.