Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation.
When stupidity is a sufficient explanation, there is no need to have recourse to any other
Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.
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.
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity.
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.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Complete masculinity and stupidity are often indistinguishable.
Inflation does not lubricate trade but by rescuing traders from their errors of optimism or stupidity.
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.
‎The greatest danger of a terrorist's bomb is in the explosion of stupidity that it provokes.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
Equality is. one of the most consummate scoundrels that ever crept from the brain of a political juggler--a fellow who thrusts his hand into the pocket of honest industry or enterprising talent, and squanders their hard-earned profits on profligate idleness or indolent stupidity.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
Brilliance is typically the act of an individual, but incredible stupidity can usually be traced to an organization
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match
It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful.
Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill scoured by a whiff of arrogance
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.