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It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly, for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable, ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.


Jonathan Mayhew


#cruel #folly #man #misery #nations

For when they see the people swarm into the streets, and daily wet to the skin with rain, and yet cannot persuade them to go out of the rain, they do keep themselves within their houses, seeing they cannot remedy the folly of the people.


Thomas More


#daily #folly #go #houses #into

My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.


Thomas More


#folly #looks #me #only #taught

Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.


William Temple


#best #best friend #enemy #folly #friend

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.


George Orwell


#folly #hatred #issues #itself #keeping

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.


James Otis


#conscience #declare #despise #every #foes

At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.


Ovid


#everything #folly #hasten #other #proper

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.


Robert Peel


#feeling #folly #newspaper #obstinacy #opinion

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.


Alexander Pope


#folly #genius #good #good sense #only

The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.


Pliny the Elder


#folly #others #plan #profit






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