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    Power always impresses the young and foolish.

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    Scepticism is effortful and costly. It is better to be sceptical about matters of large consequences, and be imperfect, foolish and human in the small and the aesthetic.

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    Silence is the adornment of the wise, and for the foolish the only dignity possible.

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    So for everybody who allows themselves to be separated from me because I said "African" instead of "Nubian" or "Black" or "Kemet" or "original" or "Israelite," don't be so foolish. I say "African" because the continent of Africa is the land from which we all originate. It is the word that we are most familiar with right now.

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    Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.

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    Society always consists in the greatest part, of young and foolish persons.

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

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    The foolish acts of others ought to serve more as a lesson to us than an occasion to laugh at those who commit them.

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    The advice "you never go broke taking a profit" is foolish.

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    The delusions of the past seem fond and foolish. The delusions of the present seem subtle and sane.

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    The folly of others is ever most ridiculous to those who are themselves most foolish.

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    That’s just silly. Closing a global business in reaction to single-issue national politics is foolish.

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    The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.

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    The first chance you have to avoid a loss from a foolish loan is by refusing to make it; there is no second chance.

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    The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel - and all of them are right.

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    The foolish square calves pretend to be frightened of our train. Bluffers! Haven't they seen it every day since they were born? It's just an excuse to shake the joy out of their heels.

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    The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.

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    The greatest men May ask a foolish question, now and then.

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    The mind must not be forced; artificial and constrained manners fill it with foolish presumption, through unnatural elevation and vain and ridiculous inflation, instead of solid and vigorous nutriment.

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    The human mind makes foolish divisions in what love sees as one.

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    The instruction of the foolish is a waste of knowledge; soap cannot wash charcoal white.

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    The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species is wise, and, when time is given to it, as a species it always acts right.

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    There will always be One against All, one person against all others. [This is so] not because One is terribly wise and All are terribly foolish, but because the process of thinking and researching, which finally yields truth, can only be accomplished by an individual person. In its singularity or duality, one human being seeks and finds – not the truth (Lessing) –, but some truth.

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    The more you wish to be, the wiser you are; while the wish to have is apt to be foolish in proportion to its largeness.

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    There is nothing more foolish than a foolish laugh. Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est

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    There is nothing more miserable and foolish than anticipation.

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    There is nothing that is quite so reassuring in an awkward situation as knowing that one is well turned-out, and while I hope I am not so fainthearted as to require such stratagems, I am not so foolish as to overlook their value.

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    There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.

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    Those otherworldly desires were just as foolish as the worldly desires.

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    The (stock) market is there only as a reference point to see if anybody is offering to do anything foolish. When we invest in stocks, we invest in businesses.

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    The slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.

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    ...the sweetest temptation could be that which was known to be the most foolish.

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    The wise know their limitations; the foolish do not.

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    Those who don't try never look foolish.

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    Those yesterdreams were just a cruel and foolish game we used to play, yester-me, yester-you, yesterday.

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    Though it is a great mistake to make friends of the wicked and foolish, it is unwise to make enemies of them, for they are very numerous.

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    To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet.

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    Thus my learning is not my own; it belongs to the unlearned and is the debt I owe themMy wisdom belongs to the foolish, my power to the oppressed. Thus my wealth belongs to the poor, my righteousness to the sinners.

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    To devote oneself to vigilance when the enemy is an imaginary one is idle, and to congratulate oneself for looking long and well for a foe that is not coming is foolish and sinful. My life has been a waste.

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    True perfection has to be imperfect. I know that sounds foolish, but it's true.

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    Vanity Fair is a very vain, wicked, foolish place, full of all sorts of humbugs and falsenesses and pretensions.

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    Truly novel inventions emerge only in one's youth. Later one becomes ever more experienced, famous-and foolish.

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    We don`t charge people for making a mistake or doing something foolish.

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    We all do make foolish mistakes.

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    We must not say that every mistake is a foolish one.

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    Well my motto was "Never Monologue a Clegane", because Beric Dondarrion and Thoros were messing around with The Hound and Beric essentially got killed, even though he got to come back, and then the monologue is just a foolish thing to do. But it's also psychological state of mind, he can't get over his sister.

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    We get into captivity because of our foolishness and we are more foolish that we want to admit.

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    Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.

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    We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.

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    Where there is a great deal of free speech there is always a certain amount of foolish speech.