Selected Quotes about Stupidity

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? -- Scott Adams

[W]hen people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together. -- Isaac Asimov

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice. -- Bill Cosby

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. -- Frank Dane

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

Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds. -- Albert Einstein

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

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

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. -- Euripides

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. -- Gustave Flaubert

The dumbest people I know are those who know it all. -- Malcolm Forbes

There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid. -- Heinrich Heine

There are more fools in the world than there are people. -- Heinrich Heine

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols. -- Aldous Huxley

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols. -- Aldous Huxley

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

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity. -- Edwin Land

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite. -- Sam Levenson

Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. -- Abraham Lincoln

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. -- John Stuart Mill

Most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do. -- Bertrand Russell

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. -- Friedrich von Schiller

Lord, what fools these mortals be! -- William Shakespeare

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. -- George Bernard Shaw

Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it. -- Stephen Vizinczey

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. -- Voltaire

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