“In my position it is sometimes important that I should not say foolish things,” Lincoln said.
Conor Friedersdorf on why it's foolish to give money to the party.
Blaming Democrats would be a foolish abstraction; rather, specific legislators will need to feel political risk.
It would be foolish to cavil about living in any city, with its many pleasures and diversions, he says.
But this time, they issued no foolish promises to ratchet up economic sanctions against that already totally impoverished country.
“It is only the wicked and foolish who flee when no man pursueth,” was their thought.
It was foolish of me,” replied Emma, “and it was said thoughtlessly.
But it was only the foolish (who carry everything to excess) of whom this was true.
I can't believe you are guilty of this crime; but you were foolish to run away from it.
Everything he had done was foolish—the fire, the wild pig, the Ephelantoes.