Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stupidity Quotes

With Christmas and the vacations I got a bit busy so I will make it up to you next time. But till then, I found some great quotes you will be using a lot, every time you meet a stupid person... More or less 100 times a day... right? But first the definition of stupidity:

"Stupidity is the quality or condition of being stupid or lacking intelligence. This quality can be attributed to an individual himself or his actions, words or beliefs. The determination of who is stupid is difficult, despite attempts to measure intelligence (and thus stupidity) such as IQ tests. Stupidity is a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience. This one characteristic can make people pay heavy costs for being stupid at times."

And now the quotes from great men and women:

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

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

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Euripides

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

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
Friedrich von Schiller

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

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

The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
Harlan Ellison

Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
Heinrich Heine

There are more fools in the world than there are people.
Heinrich Heine

There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it.
Stephen Vizinczey

Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Author Unknown

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
Author Unknown

Fools rush in where fools have been before.
Author Unknown

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

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

Lord, what fools these mortals be!
William Shakespeare
 

We are growing serious, and, let me tell you, that's the very next step to being dull.
Joseph Addison

Antidotes are what you take to prevent dotes.
Joseph Addison

Artificial intelligence will never be a match for natural stupidity.
Joseph Addison

With various readings stored his empty skull, Learn'd without sense, and venerably dull.
Charles Churchill

I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
William Congreve

The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth, that testified surprise.
John Dryden

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

There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe.
John Dryden

The fault rests with the gods, who have made her so stupid.
Jean B.L. de Gresset

He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dulness in others.
Samuel Johnson

Why, sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature.
Samuel Johnson

The impenetrable stupidity of Prince George (son-in-law of James II) served his turn. It was his habit, when any news was told him, to exclaim, "Est il possible?"--"Is it possible?"
Thomas Babington Macaulay

I don't mind your thinking slowly; I mind your publishing faster than you think.
Thomas Babington Macaulay

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Alexander Pope

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?"
Alexander Pope

Against stupidity the very gods Themselves contend in vain.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

A pity about the people! they are brave enough comrades, but they have heads like a soapboiler's.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
George Bernard Shaw

Peter was dull; he was at first Dull;--Oh, so dull--so very dull! Whether he talked, wrote, or rehearsed-- Still with his dulness was he cursed-- Dull--beyond all conception--dull.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Personally, I have a great admiration for stupidity.
Oscar Wilde

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