Thursday, May 9, 2013

This Grotesque Folly

Folly is the direct pursuit of happiness and beauty .  ~ George Bernard Shaw

The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom too fine spun.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.   ~ Anatole France

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.   ~ Miguel de Cervantes

No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.  ~ Winston Churchill

Why was the human race created? Or at least why wasn't something creditable created in place of it? God had His opportunity. He could have made a reputation. But no, He must commit this grotesque folly -- a lark which must have cost Him a regret or two when He came to think it over and observe effects.  ~ Mark Twain 

Quotes about folly, life