Six Fools (Classic Reprint)

Six Fools (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Six Fools Fool is used in the Bible, and it is an exceedingly interesting study when we come to inquire into the root-meanings of the word. In the different contexts, where the various terms for the English word fool are found, it means, in the original, an evil person, a boaster, a self-confident one, an empty fellow, a contemptible indi vidual, a villain, one who 1s thickheaded, thoughtless, unwise, heedless, or rebellious. So true are the Scriptures to universal human experience that whenever we read the references to fools in the Bible or come to study their several individual histories, their portrayal is so vivid and so true to human nature that we somehow feel the various writers must be describing flesh-and-blood existences in this twentieth century rather than men and women who lived thousands of years ago. We find that the modern kinds of fools are like the Bible types: boasters, bragging of their great exploits; wise in their own conceit, but superficial and vacuous; indifferent to life's greatest and best opportunities; im prudent and rash, careless and improv. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 395g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243188390
  • 9780243188390