A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.
No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.
Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot.
I'm all in favour of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy?
The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.
Darwin's theory of evolution was simple, beautiful, majestic and awe-inspiring. But because it contradicts the allegorical babblings of a bunch of made-up old books, it's been under attack since day one. That's just tough luck for Darwin. If the Bible had contained a passage that claimed gravity is caused by God pulling objects toward the ground with magic invisible threads, we'd still be debating Newton with idiots too.
Oh, what idiots we all have been. This is just as it must be.
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