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

Training is expensive. Books are expensive. Going to seminars is expensive. Being stupid is
even more expensive.
Larry Winget

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

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Benjamin Franklin

I require only three things of a man: He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.
Dorothy Parker

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his
George Bernard Shaw

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And
the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
George Carlin

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole
life believing that it is stupid.
Albert Einstein

Stupidity won't kill you, but it can make you sweat.
English proverb

Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it's quite the
opposite: A woman having large breasts makes men stupid.
Rita Rudner

The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always
gives himself for doing them.
Oscar Wilde

Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the most stupid things to do is to pretend you are smart. When you pretend to be
smart, you are at the height of stupidity.
Robert Kiyosaki

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Edgar Allan Poe

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.
John Wayne

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of
the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the
basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa

Religious and racial persecution is moronic at all times, perhaps the most idiotic of
human stupidities.
Harry Truman

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

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
Charles Darwin

Good people do stupid, idiotic things. Criticize the action, the behaviour, and the result, but
not the person.
Larry Winget

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Once I pulled a job, I was so stupid. I picked a guys pocket on an airplane and made a run for
Rodney Dangerfield

Firmness in decision is often merely a form of stupidity. It indicates an inability to think the
same thing out twice.
H. L. Mencken

Respect for a stupid person is stupidity.
African proverb, Swahili

A word to the wise ain't necessary – it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

Law 21
Play A Sucker To Catch A Sucker – Seem Dumber Than Your Mark

No one likes feeling stupider than the next persons. The trick, is to make your victims feel
smart – and not just smart, but smarter than you are. Once convinced of this, they will never
suspect that you may have ulterior motives.
Robert Greene

The more stupid, the happier.
Chinese proverb

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

You must have the plan first. To get motivated without a plan is stupid.
Larry Winget

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.

My goal as I get older is to learn from other people's stupid rather than my own.
Dave Ramsey

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