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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."

"The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you."
Thomas á Kempis

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"A single act of uniformity with the divine will suffices to make a saint."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"He who wishes to be perfectly obeyed, should give but few orders."
St Philip Neri

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