STUPIDITY QUOTES

quotations about stupidity

Stupidity quote

Life is hard, but it's harder if you're stupid.

MICHAEL CRICHTON, Next

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Stupidity is not a crime. You're free to go.

ANONYMOUS

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Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make a difference.

JIM BUTCHER, Vignette

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Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless.

DIETRICH BONHOEFFER, Letters and Papers from Prison

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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.

BERTRAND RUSSELL, A History of Western Philosophy

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The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.

HARLAN ELLISON, Edgeworks

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

DOUGLAS ADAMS, Mostly Harmless

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Small-town snowbound stupidity is forever being raised to an art form.

EUAN FERGUSON, "The week in TV", The Guardian, June 11, 2017

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

CELIA STOREY, "Slaying the 'math monster': It's not about numbers, it's about learning how to think", Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, July 3, 2017

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Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

BERTRAND RUSSELL, A History of Western Philosophy

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Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

ANONYMOUS

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If you're gonna be stupid you gotta be tough.

JOHN GRISHAM, The Testament

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

ALBERT EINSTEIN, attributed, Bite-Size Einstein: Quotations on Just About Everything

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A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

WILLIAM BLAKE, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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The downside of playing dumb is that you sound dumb.

RACHEL MADDOW, The Rachel Maddow Show, April 27, 2009

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Smart people don't have the luxury of playing stupid.

DAN BROWN, Deception Point

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Stupidity makes you dangerous--to yourself and everyone around you.

JENNIFER LEE CARRELL, Interred With Their Bones

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A stupid man--the most dangerous animal of all.

ARIANA FRANKLIN, The Serpent's Tale

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Stupidity is a factor to be reckoned with in human affairs. The true leader always expects to encounter it, and prepares to endure it patiently so long as it is normal stupidity. He knows that his ideas will be distorted, his orders carelessly executed; and that there will be jealousy among his assistants. He takes these inevitable phenomena into account, and instead of attempting to find men without faults, who are non-existent, he tries to make use of the best men at his disposal -- as they are, and not as they ought to be.

ANDRÉ MAUROIS, An Art of Living

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Without stupid people we would have no one to laugh at.

ANONYMOUS

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