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Stupidity Quotes

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Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Tradition Choice Thinking Mind

Stupidity is also a gift of God,
but one mustn't misuse it.
- Pope John Paul II

The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

 

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein

Genius may have its limitations,
but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard

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Two things are infinite:
the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
- Edith Sitwell

No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless
some stupidity is mixed in with it.
- Fernando Pessoa

Stupidity always accompanies evil.
Or evil, stupidity.
- Louise Bogan

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression,
crime, cruelty, soft music.
- Vladimir Nabokov

One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes,
but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
- Edward Abbey

Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
- Michel de Montaigne

True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.
- Bo Bennett

Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive.
Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
- Ayn Rand

Every creative act is a sudden cessation of stupidity.
- Edwin Land

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
- William Gaddis

I can have incredible self-discipline.
But see, I think it's obviously a form of stupidity.
- John Malkovich

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
- Will Rogers

Man has made use of his intelligence,
he invented stupidity.
- Remy de Gourmont

The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government -
from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration -
could fill committee agendas for years.
- Tom Coburn

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity.
Is there any need to choose between them?
- Francis Parker Yockey

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
- Adolf Hitler

Stupidity fuses notoriety and celebrity.
- Suzanne Fields

It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.
- Jerome Cady

Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.
- Chris Lowe

The greatest danger of bombs is in the explosion of
stupidity that they provoke.
- Octave Mirbeau

Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity,
corruption, or prejudice.
- Johann Most

Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when
you are looking for an explanation.
- Robert Foster Bennett

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe,
and it has a longer shelf life.
- Frank Zappa

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
- Frank Leahy

In a closed society where everybody's guilty,
the only crime is getting caught.
In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
- Hunter S. Thompson

You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
- Scott Adams

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.
- Friedrich Schiller

There are some frauds so well conducted that it would
be stupidity not to be deceived by them.
- Charles Caleb Colton

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries
to involve it in his own stupidity.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity.
- David Hare

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty,
iniquity,
bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array
when it is facing in the same direction as we.
- Jean Rostand

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not,
at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with
every weapon of communal stupidity.
- Robertson Davies

Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity;
the devil is nothing but this.
His name is Legion.
- Gustave Flaubert

You even called me stupid in your verse,
and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved,
you are quite an expert, friend.
- Franz Grillparzer

It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness
that mankind moves so slowly;
it is because individuals have a capacity for better
things that it moves at all.
- George Gissing

Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity.
the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.
- Vartan Gregorian

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three
requirements for happiness,
though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
- Gustave Flaubert

Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary
mediocrity and colossal stupidity.
Otherwise, it was great.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man,
it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
- Konrad Adenauer

Earnestness is stupidity sent to college.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can,
only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity,
or, if it is insisted upon by a commander,
irresponsibility.
- Erwin Rommel

Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Man is the inventor of stupidity.
- Remy de Gourmont

I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did.
That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse.
But right now there's no rehab for stupidity.
- Chris Rock

Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks
it without breaking itself against it;
it is of the nature of granite,
hard and resistant.
- Gustave Flaubert

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
- Friedrich Schiller

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian
to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
- Gustave Flaubert

Idleness is the stupidity of the body,
and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
- Johann G. Seume

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.
- Albert Camus

Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.
- Karl Kraus

People's ignorance really pisses me off.
Stupidity is when you can't help it-ignorance is when
you choose not to understand something.
- Sarah McLachlan

What Democrats call 'nuanced,' most people refer to as 'stupidity.'
- Evan Sayet

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
- Edwin Land

You know, I eat, I ate pretty well anyway so,
I'm basically living the same, I just curtailed the stupidity.
- John Newcombe

Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity,
and formal education positively fortifies it.
- Stephen Vizinczey

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
- John Steinbeck

We never really know what stupidity is until we have
experimented on ourselves.
- Paul Gauguin


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