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46. Folly

1. Folly is the opposite of wisdom. Folly is thecontrary of wisdom, whereas fatuity is the sheerabsence of wisdom.

2. Folly is dullness in judging, especially in mattersthat relate to God and the good of the soul. When folly resultsfrom inordinate love and use of earthly things, it is a sin.

3. Since a man's sense is plunged into earthly thingsby lust more than by any other vice, folly is called "thedaughter of lust."

"There is nothing which gives greater security to our actions, or more effectually cuts the snares the devil lays for us, than to follow another person’s will, rather than our own, in doing good."
St Philip Neri

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"To think of oneself as nothing, and always to think well and highly of others is the best and most perfect wisdom. Wherefore, if you see another sin openly or commit a serious crime, do not consider yourself better, for you do not know how long you can remain in good estate. All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself. "
Thomas á Kempis

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