41 Quotes About Foolishness

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Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
- George Washington
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There is nothing more foolish than an act of wickedness; there is no wisdom equal to that of obeying God.
- Albert Barnes
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If you have ever prayed in the dawn you will ask yourself why you were so foolish as not to do it always: it is difficult to get into communion with God in the midst of the hurly-burly of the day.
- Oswald Chambers
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He that has no fools, knaves nor beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.
- Thomas Fuller
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Fools measure actions, after they are done, by the event; wise men beforehand, by the rules of reason and right. The former look to the end, to judge of the act. Let me look to the act, and leave the end with God.
- Joseph Hall
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To have too much forethought is the part of a wretch; to have too little is the part of a fool.
- Richard Cecil
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Fools are without number.
- Desiderius Erasmus
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Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.
- Blaise Pascal
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He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
- Jeremy Taylor
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You can believe a whole lot of foolish things, but God doesn't want you to do that. He wants your faith to rest upon the Word of God.
- J. Vernon McGee
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Oh, thrice fools are we, who like new-born princes weeping in the cradle, know not that there is a kingdom before them; then, let our Lord's sweet hand square us, and hammer us, and strike off the knots of pride, self-love, and world-worship, and infidelity, that He may make us stones and pillars in His Father's house.
- Samuel Rutherford
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There is nothing more foolish than an act of wickedness; there is no wisdom equal to that of obeying God.
- Albert Barnes
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The wise man considers what he wants and the fool what he abounds in.
- Assorted Authors
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Only a fool thinks he can fool God.
- Woodrow Kroll
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What fools are they who, for a drop of pleasure, drink a sea of wrath.
- Thomas Watson
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Those that disobey the commandments of God do so foolishly for themselves. Sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest fools.
- Matthew Henry
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There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Francis Bacon
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Return to the battle again, no longer trusting in the false and insufficient human resources which so foolishly we had taken into the battle, but now trusting in the limitless resources of our risen Lord.
- Alan Redpath
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Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.
- Thomas Fuller
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Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should express itself, but rather "giving of thanks" (Eph. 5:4). Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed in a religious way, in thanksgiving and praise.
- Charles Hodge
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As idle talk is often concealed under the garb of jesting, and wit, the Apostle Paul expressly condemns pleasantry, which is so agreeable as to seem a praiseworthy virtue, as a part of foolish talking.
- John Calvin
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We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.
- Thomas Fuller
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What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
- Jeremy Taylor
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Do not assume that after regeneration the wise have advantage over the foolish in making spiritual progress. Unless they are more faithful and submissive, their better mental comprehension adds nothing to their intuitive knowledge.
- Watchman Nee
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The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Gravity must be natural and simple; there must be urbanity and tenderness in it. A man must not formalize on everything. He who does so is a fool; and a grave fool is, perhaps, more injurious than a light fool.
- Richard Cecil
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Return to the battle again, no longer trusting in the false and insufficient human resources which so foolishly we had taken into the battle, but now trusting in the limitless resources of our risen Lord.
- Alan Redpath
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Nothing doth so fool a man as extreme passion. This doth make them fools which otherwise are not, and show them to be fools which are so.
- Joseph Hall
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Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.
- Thomas Fuller
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Hasty conclusions are the mark of a fool; a wise man doubteth; a fool rageth and is confident; the novice saith, "I am sure that it is so"; the better learned answers, "Peradventure, it may be so; but, I pray thee, inquire."
- Jeremy Taylor
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The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
- Thomas Fuller
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Gold is the fool's curtain, which hides all his defects from the world.
- Owen Feltham
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Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with; it makes a wise man modest, but a fool more arrogant, turning his weak brain giddy.
- Owen Feltham
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Every Christian who does not study, really study, the Bible every day is a fool.
- R.A. Torrey
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It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
- Owen Feltham
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Nothing is more like a wise man than a fool who holds his tongue.
- Francis de Sales
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I was being foolish. An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist. The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
- Kirk Cameron
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Riches are the pettiest and least worthy gifts which God can give a man. What are they to God's Word, to bodily gifts, such as beauty and health; or to the gifts of the mind, such as understanding, skill, wisdom! Yet men toil for them day and night, and take no rest. Therefore God commonly gives riches to foolish people to whom he gives nothing else.
- Martin Luther
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A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
- Thomas Fuller
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