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'Tis folly to be wise.
Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.
William Samuel Johnson
Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.
The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.
There is perhaps no surer mark of folly, than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
John Quincy Adams
The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved; and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can.
Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.
Everything a teenager does, says or looks at, however transitory, contributes to an aggregated virtual self that might one day have consequences for its real-life counterpart. How many of us would keep all our relationships and reputations intact if every transgression, mistake or youthful folly was held in public view?