Stupidity Quotes

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

Laurence J. Peter
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
Laurence J. Peter

Søren Kierkegaard
“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Søren Kierkegaard

“Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Euripides
“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
Euripides, The Bacchae

George Carlin
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
George Carlin

Harlan Ellison
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
Harlan Ellison

Joss Whedon
“I'll take crazy over stupid any day.”
Joss Whedon

Napoléon Bonaparte
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

Laurence J. Peter
“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”
Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Principle

Terry Pratchett
“If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards!”
Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Stupidity isn't punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

Jim Butcher
“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

Oscar Wilde
“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

P.G. Wodehouse
“He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.”
P.G. Wodehouse

Margaret Atwood
“Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.”
Margaret Atwood, Surfacing

Bertrand Russell
“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

Robert A. Heinlein
“You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.”
Robert A. Heinlein, The Green Hills of Earth

Harlan Ellison
“The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.”
Harlan Ellison

John Steinbeck
“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

William Faulkner
“Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words.”
William Faulkner, Mosquitoes

Christopher Hitchens
“We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.”
Christopher Hitchens

Jane Austen
“Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Christopher Hitchens
What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Oscar Wilde
“Irony is wasted on the stupid”
Oscar Wilde

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

Jonathan Swift
“When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."

[Thoughts on Various Subjects]”
Jonathan Swift , Abolishing Christianity and Other Essays

Judy Sheindlin
“Beauty fades, dumb is forever.”
Judge Judy Sheindlin, Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Far be it from me to ever let my common sense get in the way of my stupidity. I say we press on.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infinity

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