We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it.
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
My only books were woman’s looks, and folly’s all they’ve taught me.
Where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.
The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.