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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly

Foolish people are apt to repeat their missteps. A: "I can't believe Sarah is going skiing again, after she broke her leg the last time." B: "Well, as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."
See also: dog, folly, fool, repeat, return

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.

Prov. If knowing something makes you unhappy, it would be better not to know it. (Also the cliché: ignorance is bliss.) Ellen: The doctor didn't tell Dad that Mom probably won't recover from her illness. Do you think we should tell him? Bill: No. It would only make him unhappy and ruin their last months together. Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
See also: folly, ignorance, wise
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Mr Dylan Hughes, head teacher at Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Caerau, said: "We're honoured that Folly Farm approached us to name one of their new penguins.
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Crapper, who among others trained Frisby Folly to St Leger glory for Brookes, said: "My wife Berice and I were very sad to hear the news of the death of Roy Brookes.
That is why we work with organizations like the Fort Folly First Nation to ensure Aboriginal people are able to take full advantage of economic opportunities.
YOANN FOLLY last night thanked Aberdeen physio John Sharp for helping to save his life.