Stupidity Quotes

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

Jon Bentley

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

Albert Einstein

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

Martin Luther King Jr

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.


Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance

William Gaddis

There are only two races on this planet-the intelligent and the stupid.

John Fowles

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.

Sloan Wilson

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

Edwin Land

Even a broken clock gets it right occasionally.

Jim Butcher

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

Gustave Flaubert

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Elbert Hubbard

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.


Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Nick Diamos

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

Konrad Adenauer

The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.


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

Anton LaVey

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

Thomas Szasz

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.


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

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match

Karl Kraus

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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