Stupidity Quotes

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

Robert Foster Bennett

Want of tenderness is want of parts, and is no less a proof of stupidity than depravity.

Samuel Johnson

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood / we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.

Jean Rostand

Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.

Chris Lowe

Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill scoured by a whiff of arrogance

Alistair Cooke

Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing

Abraham Maslow

Brilliance is typically the act of an individual, but incredible stupidity can usually be traced to an organization.

Jon Bentley

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

We’re the geniuses of the house because only a person intelligent as we could fake such stupidity.

Bill Cosby

Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

Ayn Rand

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

Edith Sitwell

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

Albert Einstein

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance

William Gaddis

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Albert Einstein

Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill soured by a whiff of arrogance

Alistair Cooke

It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful.

Anton LaVey

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Gustave Flaubert

There is no sin except stupidity.

Oscar Wilde

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.

Frank Leahy

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King Jr

An intelligence service is, in fact, a stupidity service

E. B. White

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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