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Quotes of folly

  1. The fool who persists in his folly will become wise – William Blake
  2. To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing love nothing feel nothing and who if he succeeded would end up a complete monster – Denis Diderot
  3. To become Christ -like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain – Henry Drummond
  4. There is perhaps no surer mark of folly than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love – Henry Fielding
  5. The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book Follies A National Trust Guide which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad and by laughing at the architecture – Ian Hamilton Finlay
  6. For when they see the people swarm into the streets and daily wet to the skin with rain and yet cannot persuade them to go out of the rain they do keep themselves within their houses seeing they cannot remedy the folly of the people – Thomas Moore
  7. But I can tell you what your folly and injustice will compel us to do It will compel us to be free from your domination and more self -reliant than we have been – John H. Reagan
  8. Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics – Pat Robertson
  9. One man's folly is another man's wife – Helen Rowland
  10. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools – Herbert Spencer
  11. It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door – Publilius Syrus
  12. For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom – John Webster
  13. The Lord had been very gracious and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly at times I felt sharp reproof but I did not get low enough to cry for help – John Woolman

Usage examples for folly

  1. It was a great piece of folly when there was a home for him in England – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  2. Second thought however showed him the folly of such a course – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  3. That was but a small part of his folly – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  4. But this is simply folly – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  5. June it was jolly Oh for its folly – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  6. “ I am amazed at the folly of women – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  7. It would be the worst kind of folly – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. “ I know now how weak how vain I was how cruel to you but you know my folly you will forgive – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. Still a little folly Is a dangerous thing – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  10. Shall I tell you Bramleigh that you gave me a better dinner to day than I got at your great house the Bishop's Folly – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  11. You remember Folly Wood – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan
  12. However thought he the man goes to morrow and then the field will be clear the girl's a child yet and I forgive her folly – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. “ A short time exposed the folly of all such views – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  14. The constitutional movement must go on he said but it would be folly to pretend that it could go on as if nothing had happened – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  15. Your not saying if you can say is just folly interposed the sergeant – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. It was folly to think of going out – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  17. Bore me no more with the folly – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  18. Folly my good Lord – Queen Mary and Harold by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  19. And I've paid for my folly – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. “ I have listened to the end the Arab said at last because I wished to hear what strange folly thou hadst got in thy brain – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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