Stupidity Quotes

Public opinion reigns in society because stupidity reigns amongst the stupid.

Nicolas Chamfort

‎The greatest danger of a terrorist's bomb is in the explosion of stupidity that it provokes.

Octave Mirbeau

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Robert J. Hanlon

Memory is often the attribute of stupidity; it generally belongs to heavy spirits whom it makes even heavier by the baggage it loads them down with.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

Love, a pleasant folly; ambition, a serious stupidity.

Nicolas Chamfort

The world attributes its misfortunes to the schemes and plottings of the very evil and powerful. I think stupidity is underestimated.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity.

Bernard Barton

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.

George Grosz

Inflation does not lubricate trade but by rescuing traders from their errors of optimism or stupidity.

John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.

P. W. Bridgman

Complete masculinity and stupidity are often indistinguishable.

Henry Louis Mencken

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.

Robertson Davies

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

If it be true that men of strong imaginations are usually dogmatists--and I am inclined to think it is so--it ought to follow that men of weak imaginations are the reverse; in which case we should have some compensation for stupidity. But it unfortunately happens that no dogmatist is more obstinate or less open to conviction than a fool.

Charles Caleb Colton

Courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.

Erwin Rommel

Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.

Oscar Wilde

There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.

Charles Caleb Colton

Earnestness is stupidity sent to college.

P. J. O’Rourke

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.

John Steinbeck

Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!

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When stupidity is a sufficient explanation, there is no need to have recourse to any other

Mitchell Ulmann

Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation.

Robert Foster Bennett
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