Stupidity Quotes

Most popular stupidity quotes

There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.

witty idiot

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?
It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.

courage

Stupidity talks, vanity acts.

vanity

There is no sin except stupidity.

sin

Nature delights in punishing stupid people.
Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
A sinner can reform, but stupid is forever.
The humor of willful imbecility lives forever.
Stupidity has a price and it always gets paid.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Stupidity won't kill you, but it can make you sweat.
— English proverb

English proverbs proverbs

Stupidity's the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.

ignorance

Against stupidity the gods
Themselves contend in vain.
Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.
He was born stupid, and greatly increased his birthright.
Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.

ego egotism

Stupidity is a fact of life, but unmentionable. The new Prudery.
Ignorance is temporary.  Stupidity, unfortunately, is permanent.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.
Readiness to answer all questions is the infallible sign of stupidity.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Apart from hydrogen, the most common thing in the universe is stupidity.
There is only one force stronger than selfishness, and that is stupidity.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

funny

You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that even genius has its limits.
We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.
There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.

ideas

I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.

morals

What distresses me is to see that human genius has limits and human stupidity none.
There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
Capable people do not understand incapacity; clever people do not understand stupidity.

understanding others

Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.
It is against Stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

sincerity ignorance

How improvident of the Almighty to limit man's intelligence without limiting his stupidity.
If the hive be disturbed by rash and stupid hands, instead of honey, it will yield us bees.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

ignorance conscience civil rights movement sincerity

The hardest thing to cope with is not selfishness or vanity or deceitfulness, but sheer stupidity.
Stupid was a prison they never let you out of, no time off for good behavior, you were in for life.
A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt itself.  Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
In public affairs stupidity is more dangerous than knavery, because [it is] harder to fight and dislodge.
We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let's face it, is mostly the history of stupidity.

history

Naïveté in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.

vanity

Don't you know, there are some things that can beat smartness and foresight?  Awkwardness and stupidity can.
Everyone has to sacrifice at the altar of stupidity from time to time, to please the Deity and the human race.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.
It seems that in the advanced stages of stupidity, a lack of ideas is compensated for by an excess of ideologies.

ideology

Always pretend to be stupid; then when you have to show yourself smart, the display has the additional effect of surprise.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Too many of our countrymen rejoice in stupidity, look upon ignorance as a badge of honor. They condemn everything they don't understand.

ignorance

A stupid person's notions and feelings may confidently be inferred from those which prevail in the circle by which the person is surrounded.
Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.
I am on the side of those who believe that vice comes from stupidity and consequently that the nearer one draws to wisdom the farther one gets from vice.

wisdom vice

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says is never accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something that he can understand.
What we opprobriously call "stupidity," though not an enlivening quality in common society, is nature's favorite resource for preserving steadiness of conduct and consistency of opinion.
A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side, and that there are not men as honest as himself who may differ from him in political principles.

virtue politics

For many system shoppers it's
a good-for-nothing system
that classifies as opposites
stupidity and wisdom.
because by logic-choppers it's
accepted with avidity:
stupidity's true opposite's
the opposite stupidity.

wisdom

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.
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation.  Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid.  But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.