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Folly Quotes

These are some of the best 'Folly' quotations and sayings.

Answer a fool according to his folly.

Folly consists in drawing of false conclusions from just principles, by which it is distinguished from madness, which draws just conclusions from false principles.

He must be a thorough fool who can learn nothing from his own folly.

He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.

He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.

Men of all ages have the same inclinations over which reason exercises no control. Thus wherever men are found there are follies, aye, and the same follies.

The folly of one man is the fortune of another.

The wise man has his follies no less than the fool; but herein lies the difference - the follies of the fool are known to the world, but are hidden from himself; the follies of the wise man are known to himself, but hidden from the world.

There is a foolish corner even in the brain of the sage.

This peculiar ill property has folly, that it enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.

To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.

To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd And count their chickens ere they're hatch'd.