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|George Eliot Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. Samuel |
Johnson ... This can be for the love of God, the love of a per- son, or the longing
to merge with the mystery of love itself. In this moment you believe that everything
|... better food and commonly better company. - Johnson, Samuel Love is the |
wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. - Johnson, Samuel By taking a
second wife he pays the highest compliment 24 Few enterprises of great labor or
|See also Beauty; Colors; Garden; Glory; Grass; Love; Plants; Seasons; Sex; |
Temple; Transience; Tree of Life; Trees; Wasteland. Bibliography. R. Alter ... More
than anything else, folly is half of a binary image in which its great opposite is *
wisdom. Fools and Folly as ... Fools are "wise in their own eyes" (Prov 26:5); they
even reject the guidance of their parents as beneath them (Prov 15:5). Fools also
find it ...
|First published in Paris in 1511, this book is full of humorous, occasionally pessimistic and sometimes cynical diatribes against mankind.|
|FOOL (and FOLLY) FOOL (and FOLLY) (A) The praise of fools and folly has a rich |
Christian tradition, one associated ... Erasmus's The Praise ofFolly repeatedly
stresses the close kinship between the follies of romantic and religious love. ...
Characters like Touchstone, Feste, Lavatch, and of course Lear's Clown all try to
teach the wisdom of folly and the folly of wisdom. ... Malvolio's negative response,
'Infirmity, that decays the wise, doth ever make the better fool', and Feste's
|And if this is the way to make one wise in this world ; and if all this will hardly do, |
how must the fool that is so in spirituals be ... A fool loves his folly ; that is, as
treasure, so much is he in love with it. ... Folly is joy to him that is destitute of
|They are all fools, and unless they acknowledge that folly they will never be wise. |
The foolish wits of Arden never quite grasp this wisdom. But the ... The Folly of the
Fools In Tivelfth Night, it can be demonstrated that Feste is a truly wise fool. By "
venting" a folly that is virtually universal in Illyria, he leads his victims to
acknowledge and rejoice in their own absurdities, and he leads some out of their
|If I know any thing of the way of God with us fools, there is nothing else will make |
us wise men ; yea, a thousand breakings will not make us so ... Not only his folly,
but his wisdom must be removed from him ; and how shall that be, but by ripping
up of his ... A fool loves his folly ; that is, as treasure, so much is he in love with it.
|It is no addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly . . . . . . . flinch Ado, ii. |
3. Folly, in wisdom hatched, Hath wisdom's warrant and the help of school . .
Love's L. Lost, v. 2. Folly in fools bears not so strong a note As foolery in the wise
|Folly praises folly itself as wise, but that is what fools do. Or is this the ... How |
does one tell wise folly from foolish folly, and wise wisdom from foolish wisdom?
And is it the ... Folly's companion Philautia (Self-Love) tells her to praise herself,
but does this self-reference create an analog to the Liar paradox: the Folly
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