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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Folly
 
  Folly is like the growth of weeds, always luxurious and spontaneous; wisdom, like flowers, requires cultivation.
            —Hosea Ballou
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  Folly is like a sore on a surfeited horse, cure it in one place and it breaks out in another.
            —John Dryden
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  Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.
            —Old Testament
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