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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.

    Author: Joseph Hall

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.

    Author: Martin Luther

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The wise man considers what he wants, and the fool what he abounds in.
- Lancelot Addison

    Author: Assorted Authors

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.

    Author: Oswald Chambers

Gold is the fool's curtain, which hides all his defects from the world.

    Author: Owen Feltham

It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

    Author: Owen Feltham

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.

    Author: Owen Feltham

He that has no fools, knaves nor beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!

    Author: Thomas Fuller

A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

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