Stupidity Quotes

Most fools think they are only ignorant.

Benjamin Franklin

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.

Bertrand Russell

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.


There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.

Frank Dane

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese Proverb

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.

Maxim Gorky

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.

Frank Zappa

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

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

Scott Adams

Stupidity is better kept a secret than displayed

Heraclitus of Ephesus

There is no sin except stupidity.

Oscar Wilde

Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won’t get much out of him, but with that other guy I can’t keep what I’ve got.

Gen Lewis B Hershey

The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.

Oscar Wilde

With stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.

Friedrich von Schiller

There was something about such reflex stupidity that never failed to irritate him.

Gregory Benford

It is not so much stupidity that closes men to philosophy but love of their own, particularly love of their own lives, but also love of their own children and their own cities. It is the hardest task of all to face the lack of cosmic support for what we care about.

Allan David Bloom

Football [soccer] is popular because stupidity is popular.

Jorge Luis Borges

Obedience to public authority ought not to be based either on ignorance or stupidity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Do not sit dumb in company; it will be ascribed either to pride, cunning, or stupidity: give your opinion modestly, but freely; hear that of others with candour; and ever endeavour to find out, and to communicate truth.

James Burgh

Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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