James Russell LowellJames Russell Lowell, (1819-1891) American author and diplomatist

James Russell Lowell Quote

“The ultimate result of protecting fools from their folly is to fill the planet full of fools.”

James Russell LowellJames Russell Lowell
~ James Russell Lowell

Ratings and Comments

John B., Cheboygan

"The ultimate effect of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools! ---Herbert Spencer, English philosopher (1820-1903) Is it possible one of these gentlemen plagiarized from the other?

jim k, Austin, Tx

I'm not sure about the planet but we've sent a lot of fools to Washington.

Mike, Norwalk

And then the fools vote for their favorite jailer with the best candy.

vedapushpa, Bangalore - India

A Fool for a King - and Misery to the People ! This is for sure. So - the wiser need to supersede them- Not shun them !!

E Archer, NYC

It is not a bug, it's a feature.  A concerted effort has been made to dumb down the populace, particularly with regards to the rights of man, individual responsibility, and the rule of law.  Slavery is still the number 1 racket in the world, it's just been perfected enough for people to demand it as a right.  Ever the yoke is tightened.  There's not much difference in domesticating animals and conditioning children.  A farm animal does not know it's fate.

Ronw13, OR

Fools are profitable when maintained with Keciyl foolishness. And that folly is in disregard of God's will. The fool becomes insolvent in Threskos religion, seeing the wicked florish thinking they have the right life style, becoming dull in wise living. Ivveleth foolishness of a young person is stupidity. Nebalah !


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