Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Vulgar folly

While vulgar folly wonders, wisdom watches for the trick. 

Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)


Sam Vega said...

With tricks as obvious as these, you don't have to be all that wise to see them. But there is, undoubtedly, a lot of vulgar folly about.

Demetrius said...

All Cameron has ever really dealt with are words so he has come to believe it is only the words that matter. So he flings them about with no understanding of any realities.

A K Haart said...

Sam - the obvious nature of it puzzles me, but I suppose Cameron and co understand better than I do how crude the message needs to be.

Demetrius - and it is much the same with most of those who have his ear I imagine.