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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

 

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

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When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle,
wise people are diligent.
- Buddha

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he
automatically deserves great success in any field of activity;
yet almost everyone believes that he automatically
deserves success in marriage.
- Sydney J. Harris

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

We are the children of a technological age.
We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work.
Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books.
Reading them, however, has not changed.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How we think shows through in how we act.
Attitudes are mirrors of the mind.
They reflect thinking.
- David Joseph Schwartz

Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors:
our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.
- Elizabeth Fishel

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney J. Harris

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I see you.
- the movie Avatar

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See beauty in the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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