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    Defend me, therefore, common sense, say
    From reveries so airy, from the toil
    Of dropping buckets into empty wells,
    And growing old in drawing nothing up.

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A rational reaction against irrational excesses and vagaries of
skepticism may . . . readily degenerate into the rival read more

A rational reaction against irrational excesses and vagaries of
skepticism may . . . readily degenerate into the rival folly of
credulity.

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More knave than fool.

More knave than fool.

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A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him.
[Fr., Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot read more

A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him.
[Fr., Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.]

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To stumble twice against the same stone, is a proverbial
disgrace.
[Lat., Culpa enim illa, bis ad eundem, read more

To stumble twice against the same stone, is a proverbial
disgrace.
[Lat., Culpa enim illa, bis ad eundem, vulgari reprehensa
proverbio est.]

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Folly loves the martyrdom of Fame.

Folly loves the martyrdom of Fame.

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All places are filled with fools.
[Lat., Stultorum plenea sunt omnia.]

All places are filled with fools.
[Lat., Stultorum plenea sunt omnia.]

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A fool must now and then be right by chance.

A fool must now and then be right by chance.

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He is a fool
Who only sees the mischiefs that are past.

He is a fool
Who only sees the mischiefs that are past.

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To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd.
And count their chickens ere they're hatch'd.

To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd.
And count their chickens ere they're hatch'd.

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