Stupidity quotes page 3
Now I have told you all I can. Can one get forgiveness for such stupidity?
I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely
overwhelming majority all the world over.
Government! Three fourths parasitic and the other fourth stupid fumbling.
Robert A. Heinlein
If a person is stupid, we excuse him by saying that he cannot help it; but if we attempted to
excuse in precisely the same way the person who is bad, we should be laughed at.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery
of our own ignorance.
Anything too stupid to be said is sung.
Sometimes you panic and find yourself emitting remarks so profoundly inane that you would
be embarrassed to say them to your dog. Your dog would look at you and think to itself, "I
may lick myself in public, but I'd never say anything as stupid as that."
A stupidly devout man, the slyly evil and the sanctimonious woman - these will destroy the
We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing - after they've tried every stupid
alternative and none of them have worked.
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Stupidity closes the doors of kindness.
Many wise words are spoken in jest, but they don't compare with the number of stupid words
spoken in earnest.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
A clever wife often sleeps with a stupid husband.
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I adore life. What do all the fools matter and all the stupidity? They do matter but somehow
for me they cannot touch the body of life. Life is marvellous. I want to be deeply rooted in it
- to live - to expand - to breathe in it - to rejoice - to share it. To give and to be asked for
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
If we are not stupid or insincere when we say that the good or ill of man lies within his own
will, and that all beside is nothing to us, why are we still troubled?
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I
am to them.
It takes a thoroughly good woman to do a thoroughly stupid thing.
Bo Derek is so stupid she returns bowling balls because they've got holes in them.
In the end, this world will go under because of the stupidity of people.
I found out that Hollywood is more crooked, dumber, crueler, stupider than all the books I've
read about it. They didn't go deeply enough into how it lacks art, and soul, and heart - how
it's really a piece of crap. There are too many hands directing, there're too many fingers in
the pot, and they're all kind of ignorant about what they're doing. They're greedy, and
they're vicious. So you don't get much of a movie.
You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein
Whoever hates a reprimand is stupid.
It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies
by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on
Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.
George S. Patton
If stupidity got us in this mess, how come it can't get us out?
We're not going to write a check every time you're stupid. Nobody's got that much money.
The acts of stupidity through the ages did us a kind of unintentional favor - by driving so
many different kinds of good people to our shores and merging them together as Americans.
We talk to ourselves constantly and most of the time we say things like, "Oh, I look fat, I
look ugly. I'm getting old. I'm losing my hair. I'm stupid. I never understand anything. I will
never be good enough, and I'm never going to be perfect." Do you see how we use the word
against ourselves? We must begin to understand what the word is and what the word does.
If you understand the first agreement, be impeccable with your word, you begin to see all
the changes that can happen in your life.
Don Miguel Ruiz