Quotes with follies
History ... is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
There are certain people fated to be fools; they not only commit follies by choice, but are even constrained to do so by fortune.
When a man seems to be wise, it is merely that his follies are proportionate to his age and fortune.