Also called: Error, Folly, Gullibility, Ignorance, Mistake
Lack of wisdom or discretion.

Top Bible Verses about Foolishness

Proverbs 9:13–18

A woman of foolishness is loud, simple, and does not know it. She sits at the door of her house, upon a throne at the high places of town, in order to call to those who pass by the road, those who go straight on their way: “Whoever is simple, may he turn here!” As for he who lacks sense, she says to him, “Stolen waters are sweet, and bread of secrecy is pleasant.” But he does not know that the dead are there, in the depths of Sheol are her guests. Read Proverbs 9:13–18

Proverbs 12:15

The way of a fool is upright in his own eyes, but he who listens to advice is wise. Read Proverbs 12:15

Proverbs 26:11

Like a dog returning to his vomit is a fool reverting to his folly. Read Proverbs 26:11
1 Corinthians 1:18

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. Read 1 Corinthians 1:18
Titus 3:3

Titus 3:3–5

For we also were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, enslaved to various desires and pleasures, spending our lives in wickedness and envy, despicable, hating one another. But when the kindness and love for mankind of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not by deeds of righteousness that we have done, but because of his mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit, Read Titus 3:3–5

Famous Christian Quotes About Foolishness, Error, Folly, Gullibility, Ignorance, Mistake

Dishonest Reasons for Going to War

I am well aware of the excuse which men, ever ingenious in devising mischief to themselves as well as others, offer in extenuation of their conduct in going to war. They allege that they are compelled to it; that they are dragged against their will to war. I answer them, deal fairly. Pull off the mask; throw away all false colors; consult your own heart, and you will find that anger, ambition, and folly are the compulsory force that has dragged you to war, and not any necessity; unless indeed you call the insatiable cravings of a covetous mind, necessity.

Desiderius Erasmus

Forgetting the Prize

It is a most lamentable thing to see how most men do spend their care, their time, their pains, for known vanities, while God and glory are cast aside; that He who is all should seem to them as nothing, and that which is nothing should seem to them as good as all; that God should set mankind in such a race where heaven or hell is their certain end, and that they should sit down, and loiter, or run after the childish toys of the world, and so much forget the prize that they should run for.

Richard Baxter

Man’s Whole Duty Is to Think as He Ought

Man is obviously made to think. It is his whole dignity and his whole merit; and his whole duty is to think as he ought. Now, the order of thought is to begin with self, and with its Author and its end. Now, of what does the world think? Never of this, but of dancing, playing the lute, singing, making verses, running at the ring, etc., fighting, making oneself king, without thinking what it is to be a king and what to be a man.

Blaise Pascal
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