Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of all the rules of justice and humanity, to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them.
Despair is deadly sin, but worse, it is mortal folly.
Where lives the man that has not tried How mirth can into folly glide, And folly into sin!
It is folly to abstain all day long from food, but fail to abstain from sin and selfishness.
The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual, and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline, we go down without taking notice on't.
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
John Quincy Adams
The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.
Dwight L. Moody