If 50 million people say something foolish, it is still foolish.
I pray that I am never so foolishly naive or roguishly pompous to think that I can be the captain of my own ship, for if God is not at the helm my ship will soon be at the bottom.
Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.
I am looking for the one I can’t fool.
If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.
He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.
It’s not the claws of the cat that bothers me. Rather, it’s the fact that I gave him a reason to use them.
You may say suicide is a loss of control and cowardly. Foolish as it may sound, I am prepared to argue.
May foolishness extinct itself after her, followed by honesty, integrity, kindness, hope, love and all its poisonous derivatives that plagued those that treasured them.
In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.
It’s never a fool’s errand to have goals bigger than what we are. Rather, the fool’s errand is believing that there’s no such thing as a God who’s bigger than what our goals are.
Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it … or they think you have.
I don’t care if people say that I am staying hungry and foolish.
Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.
There are those who say FOOLISHLY that 'Love Comes But Once'.....But I say: NAY----I'm Oh So GLAD WE MET----THE SECOND TIME AROUND. (In loving memory.)
There is a correlation between how foolish a man is and how tolerant he is of people who waste his time.
And whenever any one informs us that he has found a man who knows all the arts, and all things else that anybody knows, and every single thing with a higher degree of accuracy than any other man –whoever tells us this, I think that we can only imagine him to be a simple creature who is likely to have been deceived by some wizard or actor whom he met, and whom he thought all-knowing, because he himself was unable to analyze the nature of knowledge and ignorance and imitation.
No sleeper whom you have wakened, None downcast whom you have roused, None whose shut mouth you have opened, None ignorant whom you gave knowledge. None foolish whom you have taught.
Among other possibilities, money was invented to make it possible for a foolish man to control wise men; a weak man, strong men; a child, old men; an ignorant man, knowledgeable men; and for a dwarf to control giants.
Only a very foolish person would think that specialized knowledge is important in everything apart from agriculture and farming