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The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
Wisdom
William Blake

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The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
Time and Time Management
William Blake

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Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
Anger
H. G. Bohn

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Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
Fame
Lord Byron

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There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Doubt
Miguel De Cervantes

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Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
Laughter
Lord Chesterfield

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No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
Ideals and Idealism
Winston Churchill

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In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.
Politicians and Politics
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.
Zeal
Sir John Davies

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In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Fools and Foolishness
George Eliot

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If you wouldn't live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.
Age and Aging
Benjamin Franklin

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Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Fools and Foolishness
Elizabeth Gaskell

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Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Ignorance
Thomas Gray

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Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.
Ambition
Horace

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The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
Cinema
Derek Jarman

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Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Love
Samuel Johnson

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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Secrets
Samuel Johnson

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He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Fools and Foolishness
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Wisdom
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Wisdom
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!
Melancholy
John Milton

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Wisdom hath her excesses, and no less need of moderation than folly.
Wisdom
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

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He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Anger
Proverb

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One man's folly is often another man's wife.
Adultery
Helen Rowland

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Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived.
Fools and Foolishness
Bertrand Russell

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun