Stupidity quotes page 2
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked. Good mental machinery ought
break its own wheels and levers, if anything is thrust among them suddenly which tends to
stop them or reverse their motion. A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt
itself; stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
It's simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.
Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance,
particularly our own ignorance about ourselves.
Stupidity: The only defect with which I can lose my patience.
It is always more difficult to destroy than to create, and when what one has to destroy is
vulgarity and stupidity, the task of destruction needs not merely courage but also contempt.
Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.
Seek the brave in prison and the stupid amongst the clergy.
If anyone spends almost the whole day in reading... he gradually loses the capacity for
thinking... This is the case with many learned persons; they have read themselves stupid.
Stupidity does not tolerate wisdom.
African proverb, Ovambo
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your
Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.
I come from a stupid family. My father worked in a bank. They caught him stealing pens.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Readiness to answer all questions is the infallible sign of stupidity.
It is true that impatience, the mother of stupidity, praises brevity, as if such persons had not
life long enough to serve them to acquire a complete knowledge of one single subject, such
as the human body.
Leonardo da Vinci
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is knowledge of our own ignorance.
If all human beings understood history, they might cease making the same stupid mistakes
over and over.
You don't have to be stupid to be a Christian... but it probably helps.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he
unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range
effects of our national stupidity.
Stupid people, people who do not know how to laugh, are always pompous and self-conceited.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.
Unless one pretends to be stupid and deaf, it is difficult to be a mother-in-law or father-in-law.
The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with
the possible exception of stupidity.
There is no sin except stupidity.
The right to be irresponsible and stupid is something I hold very dear. And luckily it is
something I do well.
It is the stupidest children who are the most childish and the stupidest grown-ups who are
the most grown-up.
C. S. Lewis
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the
attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show
arrogance toward their beliefs.
I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.
A fool has more ideas than a wise man can foresee.