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Stupidity quotes by Blake Charlton
#1. [Francesca] 'You really are a few biscuits short of breakfast.'
His eyebrows furrowed in confusion.
'You're a few colors shy of a rainbow?' she offered. 'Not pulling a full wagon? Knitting with only one needle? All foam and no beer? Your cheese slid off the cracker? You couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel?'
[Nicodemus] 'All right. I get it. #Quote by Blake Charlton
Stupidity quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#2. I am so stupid that I cannot understand philosophy; the antithesis of this is that philosophy is so clever that it cannot comprehend my stupidity. These antitheses are mediated in a higher unity; in our common stupidity. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Stupidity quotes by Gary Malone
#3. The belief that the world was created yesterday seems to hold great appeal to those born at that time. #Quote by Gary Malone
Stupidity quotes by Marty Rubin
#4. What we need is a tax on human stupidity. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Stupidity quotes by Rajneesh
#5. An intelligent man, a man who has a little meditative consciousness, can make his life a beautiful piece of art, can make it so full of love and full of music and full of poetry and full of dance that there are no limitations for it. Life is not hard. It is man's stupidity that makes it hard. #Quote by Rajneesh
Stupidity quotes by Steven Erikson
#6. As far as Gu'Rull could determine, the only virtue humans possessed was a talent for starting over, with stern resolve restored in the sudden glow of renewed optimism, in complete disregard of whatever lessons past failures might offer. And he had no choice but to acknowledge the power of that virtue. It is contingent upon collective amnesia, but as everyone knows, stupidity needs no excuse to repeat itself. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Stupidity quotes by Ozren Kebo
#7. It is sometimes better to be lucky than to be smart; only luck can save us from the stupidity our wisdom can come up with. #Quote by Ozren Kebo
Stupidity quotes by Theodor W. Adorno
#8. The thought that murders the wish that fathered it will be overtaken by the revenge of stupidity #Quote by Theodor W. Adorno
Stupidity quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#9. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. The grave will supply plenty of time for silence. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Stupidity quotes by K.J. Parker
#10. Most wars start because someone makes a mistake, and most battles are lost by the losing side rather than won by the victors. I'm not sure if that makes things better or worse. I suppose it depends on which you disapprove of more, malice or stupidity. #Quote by K.J. Parker
Stupidity quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#11. Now that physics is proving the intelligence of the universe what are we to do about the stupidity of mankind? I include myself. I know that the earth is not flat but my feet are. I know that space is curved but my brain has been condoned by habit to grow in a straight line. What I call light is my own blend of darkness. What I call a view is my hand-painted trompe-l'oeil. I run after knowledge like a ferret down a ferret hole. My limitations, I call the boundaries of what can be known. I interpret the world by confusing other people's psychology with my own. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Stupidity quotes by Dean Koontz
#12. He needed some aromatherapy to clear his mind. He needed some time in the sauna. He felt stupid. He had never before felt stupid. His mother said stupidity should be a capital offense, except with so many stupid people everywhere you looked, there wouldn't be enough steel in the world to build all the necessary guillotine blades or enough executioners to operate them. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Stupidity quotes by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
#13. Passive resistance is better than active acts of stupidity. #Quote by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Stupidity quotes by Joseph Roth
#14. He took the Captain as he was, and was fond of him, with his cheery heartlessness, his incapacity to think beyond a couple of thoughts, for which his skull was far too roomy, his insignificant love affairs and childish infatuations, and the pointless and unconnected remarks that came out of his mouth, seemingly at random. He was a mediocre officer, who didn't care about his comrades, his men, his career. #Quote by Joseph Roth
Stupidity quotes by M.Z.Riffi
#15. Before the telescope and the microscope were invented the mankind was wearing blinkers. #Quote by M.Z.Riffi
Stupidity quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#16. Earnestness is stupidity sent to college. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Stupidity quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#17. In this hope, among the things we teach to the young are such truths as the transcendent value of the individual and the dignity of all people, the futility and stupidity of war, its destructiveness of life and its degradation of human values. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Stupidity quotes by John Lennon
#18. I can't remember anything without a sadness so deep that it hardly becomes known to me, so deep that its tears leave me a spectator of my own stupidity. #Quote by John Lennon
Stupidity quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#19. The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Stupidity quotes by Pawan Mishra
#20. Availability of knowledge is only next to prevalence of stupidity in its overwhelming abundance. #Quote by Pawan Mishra
Stupidity quotes by M.A. George
#21. Me? ... Stupid?" I fluttered my eyes innocently. "When have I ever done anything stupid?"
"Don't get me wrong, you're the smartest person I know ... " She fought back a smile. "But you have done some of the dumbest things I ever thought possible."
"So you have a point ... " I shrugged. "Still not stopping me. #Quote by M.A. George
Stupidity quotes by Emma Goldman
#22. The more hideous the mental contortions, the greater the delight and bravos of the mass. #Quote by Emma Goldman
Stupidity quotes by John Irving
#23. You bet I write disaster fiction. We have compiled a disastrous record on this planet, a record of stupidity and absurdity and self-abuse and self-aggrandizement and self-deception and pompousness and self-righteousness and cruelty and indifference beyond what any other species has demonstrated the capacity for, which is the capacity for all the above. #Quote by John Irving
Stupidity quotes by Damian Conway
#24. Programming is a Dark Art, and it always will be. The programmer is fighting against the two most destructive forces in the universe: entropy and human stupidity. These are not things you can overcome with a "methodology" or on a schedule. #Quote by Damian Conway
Stupidity quotes by William C. Brown
#25. In Italy, above all in view of the next general election, political parties, movements and new politicians continue to proliferate, naturally all inspired by the logic of the most severe, rigorous and atavistic stupidity. #Quote by William C. Brown
Stupidity quotes by Ezra Pound
#26. Two mystic states can be dissociated: the ecstatic-beneficent-and-benevolent, contemplation of the divine love, the divine splendour with goodwill toward others.
And the bestial, namely the fanatical, the man on fire with God and anxious to stick his snotty nose into other men's business or reprove his neighbour for having a set of tropisms different from that of the fanatic's, or for having the courage to live more greatly and openly.
The second set of mystic states is manifest in scarcity economists, in repressors etc.
The first state is a dynamism. It has, time and again, driven men to great living, it has given them courage to go on for decades in the face of public stupidity. It is paradisical and a reward in itself seeking naught further ... perhaps because a feeling of certitude inheres in the state of feeling itself. The glory of life exists without further proof for this mystic. #Quote by Ezra Pound
Stupidity quotes by Simon Kuper
#27. Football is not merely a small business, it's also a bad one. Anyone who spends any time inside football soon discovers that just as oil is part of the oil business, stupidity is part of the football business. #Quote by Simon Kuper
Stupidity quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#28. We wait upon finite minds to validate infinite things - this is evidence of human stupidity. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Stupidity quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#29. Their favourite phrase! From which it follows that, if society is normally organised, all crime will cease at once, since there will be nothing to protest against and all men will become righteous in one instant. Human nature is not taken into account, it is excluded, it's not supposed to exist! They don't recognise that humanity, developing by a historical living process, will become at last a normal society, but they believe that a social system that has come out of some mathematical brain is going to organise all humanity at once and make it just and sinless in an instant, quicker than any living process! That's why they instinctively dislike history, 'nothing but ugliness and stupidity in it,' and they explain it all as stupidity! That's why they so dislike the living process of life; they don't want a living soul! The living soul demands life, the soul won't obey the rules of mechanics, the soul is an object of suspicion, the soul is retrograde! But what they want though it smells of death and can be made of India-rubber, at least is not alive, has no will, is servile and won't revolt! And it comes in the end to their reducing everything to the building of walls and the planning of rooms and passages in a phalanstery! The phalanstery is ready, indeed, but your human nature is not ready for the phalanstery - it wants life, it hasn't completed its vital process, it's too soon for the graveyard! You can't skip over nature by logic. Logic presupposes three possibilities, but #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Stupidity quotes by Dan Quayle
#30. We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe. #Quote by Dan Quayle
Stupidity quotes by Elizabeth Aston
#31. Innocence might be its own reward, but when it boardered on naivete, if not stupidity, it was unforgivable. #Quote by Elizabeth Aston
Stupidity quotes by Albert Einstein
#32. There is no vaccine against stupidity. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Stupidity quotes by Robert Gibbs
#33. It never ceases to amaze me that in times of amazing human suffering somebody says something that can be so utterly stupid. #Quote by Robert Gibbs
Stupidity quotes by David Steindl-Rast
#34. Among the many things that profoundly impress me about the Dalai Lama, quite high up on the list is his ability to say "I don't know". I've often wished that other people in prominent positions wouldn't feel the compulsion to have an answer for everything and would feel equally free to say "I don't know." It's a sign of wisdom to know that you don't know and a sign of stupidity to think that you know everything. I admire it enormously in him, and wonder why so few people in leading positions reach that stage. #Quote by David Steindl-Rast
Stupidity quotes by Rajneesh
#35. There are people who want to become rich; they become rich. If you persist you can fulfill any kind of stupidity #Quote by Rajneesh
Stupidity quotes by Mary B. Harris
#36. Unless we maintain correctional institutions of such character that they create respect for law and government instead of breeding resentment and a desire for revenge, we are meeting lawlessness with stupidity and making a travesty of justice. #Quote by Mary B. Harris
Stupidity quotes by Jill Shalvis
#37. Okay," Max piped up. "I have a girlfriend now so I know this one. When Rory says 'wow' like that, it's not a compliment. It means she's thinking long and hard on how and when I'll pay for my stupidity. #Quote by Jill Shalvis
Stupidity quotes by Sylvain Reynard
#38. If he's foolish enough to think beauty is in the skin and not the heart, then I hope he dies quickly and rids the world of his stupidity. #Quote by Sylvain Reynard
Stupidity quotes by Thomas Sowell
#39. People are all born ignorant but they are not born stupid. Much of the stupidity we see today is induced by our educational system, from the elementary schools to the universities. In a high-tech age that has seen the creation of artificial intelligence by computers, we are also seeing the creation of artificial stupidity by people who call themselves educators. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Stupidity quotes by Seanan McGuire
#40. Every time I think my family has plumbed the depths of stupidity, somebody goes and finds a goddamn shovel." - Jane Harrington-Price #Quote by Seanan McGuire
Stupidity quotes by Amos Tversky
#41. My colleagues, they study artificial intelligence; me, I study natural stupidity. #Quote by Amos Tversky
Stupidity quotes by Rajneesh
#42. Everybody is born with the capacity to enjoy, but not with the art. People think just because they are alive and they breathe and they exist, they know how to enjoy. That is sheer stupidity. Enjoyment is a great art, it is a great discipline. It is as subtle a discipline as music or poetry or painting. It is the greatest creativity. #Quote by Rajneesh
Stupidity quotes by Joseph J. Ellis
#43. The issue concerned a minor matter of etiquette: How should the president be addressed by members of Congress? While hardly an earthshaking question, it had symbolic significance because of the obsessive American suspicion of monarchy, which haunted all conversations about the powers of the presidency under the recently ratified constituion...Anyone who favored a strong exective was vulnerable to the charge of being a quasi-monarchist...Adams was so confident in his own revolutionary credentials that he regarded himself as immune to such charges, but when he lectured the Senate on the need for elaborate trappings of authority and proposed the President Washington be addressed as 'His Majesty' or 'His Highness,'his remarks became the butt of serveral barbed jokes, including the suggestion that he had been seized by 'nobilimania' during his long sojourn in England and might prefer to be addressed as 'His Rotundity'or the 'Duke of Braintree.' Jefferson threw up his hands at the sheer stupidity of Adam's proposals, calling them 'the most superlatively ridiculous thing I ever heard of. #Quote by Joseph J. Ellis
Stupidity quotes by Sameh Elsayed
#44. Diversity of opinions is not what is stopping people from living together in harmony. Stupidity is #Quote by Sameh Elsayed
Stupidity quotes by Richard Rohr
#45. It is crucial that Jesus is led by the Spirit. There are two wildernesses, two darknesses in the spiritual journey. One you go into by your own stupidity, by your sin, blindness, ignorance and mistakes. We all do that. But there's another darkness. The holy darkness is the darkness that God leads us into, through and beyond. This is a necessary darkness for the journey. In a certain sense, God's darkness is a much better teacher than light. There comes a time when you have to either go deeper into faith or you will turn back, when you have to live without knowing or you lose faith altogether. So we have the Spirit leading Jesus into the wilderness, to face the essential darkness. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Stupidity quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#46. Fish seem to be rather conservative around this bay, one seldom catches enough to form the fundamental basis for a lie. Dante left out one of the torments of Hades - I could imagine a doomed mortal made to untangle wet fish lines forever. Everybody lost patience at the stupidity of the fish in not coming forward promptly to be murdered. #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Stupidity quotes by Steven Erikson
#47. The prince is blind to subtlety. He knows his own ignorance and stupidity so is ever suspicious of others, especially when they say things he does not understand. One cannot negotiate when dragged in the wake of emotions. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Stupidity quotes by Tom Petty
#48. I've learned one thing, and that's to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does ... #Quote by Tom Petty
Stupidity quotes by Stanley Baldwin
#49. Just as the results of inebriety are most painful to the habitually sober, and just as the greatest saints have often been the greatest sinners, so, when the first class brain does something stupid, the stupidity of that occasion is colossal. #Quote by Stanley Baldwin
Stupidity quotes by Ian McDonald
#50. She was theorizing on the Deep State; that enduring Turkish paranoia that the nation really was a conspiracy run by a cabal of generals, judges, industrialists and gangsters. The Taksim Square massacre of three years before, the Kahramanmaraş slaughter of Alevis a few months after, the oil crisis and the enduring economic instability, even the ubiquity of the Grey Wolves nationalist youth movement handing out their patriotic leaflets and defiling Greek Churches: all were links in an accelerating chain of events running through the fingers of the Derin Devlet. To what end? the men asked. Coup, she said, leaning forward, her fingers pursed. It was then that Georgios Ferentinou adored her. The classic profile, the strength of her jaw and fine cheekbones. The way she shook her head when the men disagreed with her, how her bobbed, curling hair swayed. The way she would not argue but set her lips and stared, as if their stupidity was a stubborn offence against nature. Her animation in argument balanced against her marvellous stillness when listening, considering, drawing up a new answer. How she paused, feeling the regard of another, then turned to Georgios and smiled.
In the late summer of 1980 Georgios Ferentinou fell in love with Ariana Sinanidis by Meryem Nasi's swimming pool. Three days later, on September 12th, Chief of General Staff Kenan Evren overthrew the government and banned all political activity. #Quote by Ian McDonald
Stupidity quotes by Ovid
#51. Simplicity, very rare in our age. #Quote by Ovid
Stupidity quotes by Thiruman Archunan
#52. When stupidity of today joins with the stupidity of yesterday it becomes a myth; my myth a stupidity glorifies itself. #Quote by Thiruman Archunan
Stupidity quotes by Alan Hollinghurst
#53. Loving him was all interpretation, creative in its way. We barely used language at all to communicate: he sulked and thought I was putting him down if I made complicated remarks, and sometimes I felt numb at the compromise and self-suppression I submitted to. Yet beyond that it was all guesswork; we were thinking for two. The darkened air of the flat was full of the hints we made. The stupidity and the resentment were dreadful at times. But then in sex he lost his awkwardness. He shows his capacity to change as I rambled over him now with my fingertips and watched him glow and gulp with desire; his clothes seemed to shrivel off him and he lay there making his naked claim for the only certainty in his life. It wasn't something learnt, I suspected, from the guys before me who'd picked him up and fucked him and fucked him around. It was a kind of gift for giving, and while he did whatever I wanted it emerged as the most important thing there was for him. It was all the harder, then, when the resentment returned and I longed for him to go. #Quote by Alan Hollinghurst
Stupidity quotes by Peter Gay
#54. Sheer stupidity - that much underrated force in history. #Quote by Peter Gay
Stupidity quotes by Osho
#55. But you do just the opposite. You strengthen your thought-waves. You are seized by worthless thoughts and you co-operate with them. You are sitting alone, there is nothing to do and you start thinking of fighting the coming election. The dream begins! Nothing will please you short of reaching the president's chair. You have become a president in your dream. There are felicitations and you are enjoying them thoroughly! You never stop to think – what kind of stupidity is this! What are you doing? You are just giving energy to worthless fantasies. Your mind is filled with useless illusions of this kind.
The constant flow of dreams eats up a large amount of your energy. It is not for free! You purchase it at the cost of your life.

If we examine human life in detail, we will find that ninety-nine percent of the life is lost in fruitless dreams like this. Some dream of wealth, others of power, and others of various conquests. What will you gain even if you attain them all?

Thought-waves are nothing but dreams. Do not strengthen them. When the dream starts running within, shake yourself and break the dream as quickly as you can. #Quote by Osho
Stupidity quotes by John Hospers
#56. The tyranny of a majority can be just as cruel as the tyranny of a single dictator, depending on the degree of enlightenment or stupidity of the voting majority. #Quote by John Hospers
Stupidity quotes by Dave Barry
#57. Too many rocks in the mountains. #Quote by Dave Barry
Stupidity quotes by Robert Jordan
#58. It's not evil, Rand. I know something evil when I smell it. This isn't evil, it's just incredibly stupid. #Quote by Robert Jordan
Stupidity quotes by Yukio Mishima
#59. Life strove mightily to exile orthodoxy, hospitalize heresy, and trap humanity into stupidity. It was an accumulation of used bandages soiled with layers of blood and pus. Life was the daily changing of the bandages of the heart that made the incurably sick, young and old alike, cry out in pain. #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Stupidity quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#60. Things that are truly great need nothing from me, and to somehow think that they do speaks to my utter lack of greatness. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Stupidity quotes by Lionel Trilling
#61. We live, understandably enough, with the sense of urgency; our clock, like Baudelaire's, has had the hands removed and bears the legend, "It is later than you think." But with us it is always a little too late for mind, yet never too late for honest stupidity; always a little too late for understanding, never too late for righteous, bewildered wrath; always too late for thought, never too late for naïve moralizing. We seem to like to condemn our finest but not our worst qualities by pitting them against the exigency of time. #Quote by Lionel Trilling
Stupidity quotes by Don DeLillo
#62. Why are free spirits always so fucking dumb? #Quote by Don DeLillo
Stupidity quotes by Bertolt Brecht
#63. It's sensible,
anyone can understand it.
It's easy.
You're not an exploiter,
so you can grasp it.
It's a good thing for you,
find out more about it.
The stupid call it stupid
and the squalid call it squalid.
It is against squalor and
against stupidity.
the exploiters call it a crime
But we know:
It is the end of crime.
It is not madness, but
The end of madness.
It is not the riddle
But the solution.
It is the simple thing
So hard to achieve.
-"Praise of Communism #Quote by Bertolt Brecht
Stupidity quotes by Robert Galbraith
#64. You know, there's pride, and then there's stupidity #Quote by Robert Galbraith
Stupidity quotes by Stephen King
#65. The superflu we can charge off to the stupidity of the human race. It doesn't matter if we did it or the Russians, or the Latvians. #Quote by Stephen King
Stupidity quotes by Jonathan L. Howard
#66. Real history was unromantic, steeped in greed and blood and abject eye-rolling stupidity. An endless parade of putative Ozymandiases marching off to glory before snapping off at the ankles in the depths of the desert: that was human history. Every now and then there would be the pretence of civilisation, but soon enough the restless, hateful, atavistic hearts of humanity would tear down the towers and slide back into barbarism, squealing with glee. Decadence loves the taste of blood, even though it is poison. #Quote by Jonathan L. Howard
Stupidity quotes by Bruce Sterling
#67. Alex direly wanted to try something stupid, but he wasn't about try anything stupid under these circumstances. He'd wait till he won their confidence, till they gave him a lot more initiative and leeway. Then he'd try something stupid. #Quote by Bruce Sterling
Stupidity quotes by Jerome Cady
#68. It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins. #Quote by Jerome Cady
Stupidity quotes by Carl Sagan
#69. Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Stupidity quotes by Dave Barry
#70. Instead of a permit system or regulations, the Forest Service needs to reduce worldwide population growth to limit the number of visitors to wilderness. #Quote by Dave Barry
Stupidity quotes by Quentin R. Bufogle
#71. A little stupid is like a little forest fire. If you happen upon some stupid, please stomp it out before it spreads. #Quote by Quentin R. Bufogle
Stupidity quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#72. Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Stupidity quotes by Toba Beta
#73. Smartass Disciple: Master, I'm going to change the whole world.
Master of Stupidity: It changes within you. It changes without you. #Quote by Toba Beta
Stupidity quotes by Cullen Hightower
#74. Of all creatures on earth, we humans have the highest level of stupidity. #Quote by Cullen Hightower
Stupidity quotes by Alexei Navalny
#75. Stupidity is not a crime. #Quote by Alexei Navalny
Stupidity quotes by Jello Biafra
#76. Punk was originally about creating new, important, energetic music that would hopefully threaten the status quo and the stupidity of the 1970s. #Quote by Jello Biafra
Stupidity quotes by Thomas Love Peacock
#77. And as for the human mind, I deny that it is the same in all men. I hold that there is every variety of natural capacity from the idiot to Newton and Shakespeare; the mass of mankind, midway between these extremes, being blockheads of different degrees; education leaving them pretty nearly as it found them, with this single difference, that it gives a fixed direction to their stupidity, a sort of incurable wry neck to the thing they call their understanding. #Quote by Thomas Love Peacock
Stupidity quotes by Bella
#78. Anyone who doesn't read must be horribly stupid. #Quote by Bella
Stupidity quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#79. your boy knows people who carry a lot of guns. As long as he doesn't sleep with anyone's girlfriend again, we should be fine." Oh yeah, if they could freeze the smoldering look on her face as she glared at him, it could be sold as a lethal weapon on the black market and make them all rich. "Pardon?" Caillen let out an annoyed breath. "Fain has a mental disorder that causes him to spout random stupidity for no apparent reason. It's been a source of constant embarrassment for his brother since they were kids. Ignore him." Fain #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stupidity quotes by Vikram Singh Slathia
#80. In this so called high-society there is value of a dress but not of a person.
So give me less food but give me on a big table. #Quote by Vikram Singh Slathia
Stupidity quotes by Louse Erdrich
#81. Dinosaurs lasted so much longer than we have, or probably will, yet their brains were so little. Meaning that stupidity is a good strategy for survival? Our level of intelligence could be a maladaptation, a wrong turn, an aberration. #Quote by Louse Erdrich
Stupidity quotes by Aristophanes
#82. Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever #Quote by Aristophanes
Stupidity quotes by Grigore Iulian
#83. Stupidity is not the lack of knowledge, but the illusion of having it. #Quote by Grigore Iulian
Stupidity quotes by Paul Goodman
#84. We define boredom as the pain a person feels when he's doing nothing or something irrelevant, instead of something he wants to do but won't, can't, or doesn't dare. Boredom is acute when he knows the other thing and inhibits his action, e.g., out of politeness, embarrassment, fear of punishment or shame. Boredom is chronic if he has repressed the thought of it and no longer is aware of it. A large part of stupidity is just the chronic boredom, for a person can't learn, or be intelligent about, what he's not interested in, when his repressed thoughts are elsewhere. #Quote by Paul Goodman
Stupidity quotes by Kathleen Rao
#85. Weakness The Lovers Upright Romance, Love, Honor, Optimism, a Harmonious Partnership Reverse Separation, Untrustworthy, Fickleness, Unreliability The Chariot Upright Perseverance, Seeking Justice, Strong in the face of Adversity Reverse Defeat, Failure, Unproductive Justice Upright Righteousness, Equality, Integrity, Honor, Fairness Reverse Unfairness, Falsely Accused, Mistreatment, Biased The Hermit Upright Withdrawal, Independent, Inner Strength, Carefulness, Observant Reverse Impulsiveness, Immaturity, Recklessness, Stupidity Wheel of Fortune Upright Unexpected Surprises, Progress, Fate, Fortune #Quote by Kathleen Rao
Stupidity quotes by Micah Zenko
#86. astonishing number of senior leaders are systemically incapable of identifying their organization's most glaring and dangerous shortcomings. This is not a function of stupidity, but rather stems from two routine pressures that constrain everybody's thinking and behavior. The first is comprised of cognitive biases, such as mirror imaging, anchoring, and confirmation bias. These unconscious motivations on decision-making under uncertain conditions make it inherently difficult to evaluate one's own judgments and actions. As David Dunning, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, has shown in countless environments, people who are highly incompetent in terms of their skills or knowledge are also terrible judges of their own performance. For example, people who perform the worst on pop quizzes also have the widest variance between how they thought they performed and the actual score that they earned.22 #Quote by Micah Zenko
Stupidity quotes by Lois McMaster Bujold
#87. stupidity can be as bad as malice #Quote by Lois McMaster Bujold
Stupidity quotes by Adam Smith
#88. The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become. #Quote by Adam Smith
Stupidity quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#89. He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Stupidity quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#90. That God should allow good people to be as bestially stupid as that--rose against me like a towering blasphemy. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Stupidity quotes by Toba Beta
#91. If there were a master of stupidity in this world,
I would really love to listen to his success story. #Quote by Toba Beta
Stupidity quotes by Chassidy Rae  Johnson
#92. If you define yourself by your hair texture you have some soul searching to do. Start now the rest of us are tired of your stupidity. #Quote by Chassidy Rae Johnson
Stupidity quotes by Alexander Berkman
#93. Inhumanity is the keynote of stupidity in power. #Quote by Alexander Berkman
Stupidity quotes by Toba Beta
#94. Smartass Disciple: Master, tell me what is it beyond this universe ?
Master of Stupidity: No 'space' in no 'gravity'. No 'thing' in spaceless. #Quote by Toba Beta
Stupidity quotes by Ryan Dunn
#95. I am infected with your stupidity. #Quote by Ryan Dunn
Stupidity quotes by Auliq Ice
#96. If you don't do anything stupid when you're young, you won't remember something funny when you're old. #Quote by Auliq Ice
Stupidity quotes by Ruth Ozeki
#97. Coming at us like this--in waves, massed and unbreachable--knowledge becomes symbolic of our disempowerment--becomes bad knowledge--so we deny it, riding its crest until it subsides from consciousness... "Ignorance." In this root sense, ignorance is an act of will, a choice that one makes over and over again, especially when information overwhelms and knowledge has become synonymous with impotence... If we can't act on knowledge, then we can't survive without ignorance... Ignorance becomes empowering because it enables people to live. Stupidity becomes proactive, a political statement. #Quote by Ruth Ozeki
Stupidity quotes by Steven Cooper
#98. Arrogance and stupidity is a deadly combination. #Quote by Steven Cooper
Stupidity quotes by Oliver Sacks
#99. There is among doctors, in acute hospitals at least, a presumption of stupidity in their patients. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Stupidity quotes by Mara Joaquin
#100. I could have blamed it on the intoxication of youth.
Others might find fault on just intoxication.
My parents would say that it was an act of plain stupidity.
Reality would point out that it was Thursday night at college and the youth are prone to err. #Quote by Mara Joaquin
Stupidity quotes by Robert Musil
#101. There is, in short, no great idea that stupidity could not put to its own uses [ ... ] The truth by comparison, has only one appearance and only one path, and is always at a disadvantage. #Quote by Robert Musil
Stupidity quotes by Woody Allen
#102. Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. #Quote by Woody Allen
Stupidity quotes by Edith Wharton
#103. ...the endless labour of rolling human stupidity up the steep hill of understanding. #Quote by Edith Wharton
Stupidity quotes by Stewart Stafford
#104. Whether it's personal foibles or a bureaucrat's ego, the stubborn defence of stupidity is unforgivable. #Quote by Stewart Stafford
Stupidity quotes by Anton Chekhov
#105. The stupider the peasant, the better the horse understands him. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Stupidity quotes by Aldous Huxley
#106. Work, the gospel of work, the sanctity of work, laborare est orare - all that tripe and nonsense. 'Work!' he once broke out contemptuously against the reasonable expostulations of Philip Quarles, 'work is no more respectable than alcohol, and it serves exactly the same purpose: it just distracts the mind, makes a man forget himself. Work's simply a drug, that's all. It's humiliating that men shouldn't be able to live without drugs, soberly; it's humiliating that they shouldn't have the courage to see the world and themselves as they really are. They must intoxicate themselves with work. It's stupid. The gospel of work's just a gospel of stupidity and funk. Work may be prayer; but it's also hiding one's head in the sand, it's also making such a din and a dust that a man can't hear himself speak or see his own hand before his face. It's hiding yourself from yourself. No wonder the Samuel Smileses and the big business men are such enthusiasts for work. Work gives them the comforting illusion of existing, even of being important. If they stopped working, they'd realize that they simply weren't there at all, most of them. Just holes in the air, that's all. Holes with perhaps a rather nasty smell in them. Most Smilesian souls must smell rather nasty, I should think. No wonder they daren't stop working. They might find out what they really are, or rather aren't. It's a risk they haven't the courage to take. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Stupidity quotes by Cato The Elder
#107. Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity. #Quote by Cato The Elder
Stupidity quotes by Neil Postman
#108. Since intelligence is primarily defined as one's capacity to grasp the truth of things, it follows that what a culture means by intelligence is derived from the character of its important forms of communication. In a purely oral culture, intelligence is often associated with aphoristic ingenuity, that is, the power to invent compact sayings of wide applicability. the wise Solomon, we are told in First Kings, knew three thousand proverbs. In a print culture, people with such a talent are thought to be quaint at best, more likely pompous bores. In a purely oral culture, a high value is always placed on the power to memorize, for where there are no written words, the human mind must function as a mobile library. To forget how something is to be said or done is a danger to the community and a' gross form of stupidity. In a print culture, the memorization of a poem, a menu, a law or most anything else is merely charming. It is almost always functionally irrelevant and certainly not considered a sign of high intelligence. #Quote by Neil Postman
Stupidity quotes by Remy De Gourmont
#109. Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity. #Quote by Remy De Gourmont
Stupidity quotes by Marcel Proust
#110. The nose is generally the organ in which stupidity is most readily displayed. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Stupidity quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#111. Humans fear reason, but they ought to fear stupidity- for reason can be hard, but stupidity can be fatal. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Stupidity quotes by Albert Einstein
#112. It may be possible to fight intolerance, stupidity, and fanaticism seperately, but when they come together there is no hope. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Stupidity quotes by William C. Brown
#113. Examples of human stupidity. Blasphemy in Pakistan can now include spelling errors by children or throwing away a card bearing the name "Muhammad". #Quote by William C. Brown
Stupidity quotes by Gary Busey
#114. Do you know what chaos stands for? C-H-A-O-S stands for Critical Hate And Overwhelming Stupidity. #Quote by Gary Busey
Stupidity quotes by Kristin Hannah
#115. Love. Family. Laughter. That's what I remember when it's all said and done. For so much of my life I thought I didn't do enough or want enough. I guess I can be forgiven for my stupidity. I was young. I want my children to know how proud I am of them, and how proud I am of me. We were everything we needed - you and Daddy #Quote by Kristin Hannah
Stupidity quotes by Vikrmn
#116. Genuinity is mother of stupidity. #Quote by Vikrmn
Stupidity quotes by Joel T. McGrath
#117. Contention murders creativity and stupidity is in enmity with freethinking. #Quote by Joel T. McGrath
Stupidity quotes by Terence McKenna
#118. You are the cutting edge of a thirteen billion year old process of defining novelty. Your acts matter. Your thoughts matter. Your purpose? To add to the complexity. Your enemy? Disorder, entropy, stupidity, and tastelessness. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Stupidity quotes by Robert B. Leighton
#119. Nobody, I believe, will deny, that we are to form our judgment of the true nature of the human mind, not from sloth and stupidity of the most degenerate and vilest of men, but from the sentiments and fervent desires of the best and wisest of the species. #Quote by Robert B. Leighton
Stupidity quotes by Sam Harris
#120. Your frequent claim that we must understand religious belief as a "social construct," produced by "societal causes," dependent upon "social and cultural institutions," admitting of "sociological questions," and the like, while it will warm the hearts of most anthropologists, is either trivially true or obscurantist. It is part and parcel of the double standard that so worries me - the demolition of which is the explicit aim of The Reason Project.

Epidemiology is also a "social construct" with "societal causes," etc. - but this doesn't mean that the germ theory of disease isn't true or that any rival "construct" - like one suggesting that child rape will cure AIDS - isn't a dangerous, deplorable, and unnecessary eruption of primeval stupidity. We either have good reasons or bad reasons for what we believe; we can be open to evidence and argument, or we can be closed; we can tolerate (and even seek) criticism of our most cherished views, or we can hide behind authority, sanctity, and dogma. The main reason why children are still raised to think that the universe is 6,000 years old is not because religion as a "social institution" hasn't been appropriately coddled and cajoled, but because polite people (and scientists terrified of losing their funding) haven't laughed this belief off the face of the earth.

We did not lose a decade of progress on stem-cell research in the United States because of religion as a "social construct"; we lost it because of the be #Quote by Sam Harris
Stupidity quotes by Litymunshi
#121. you know what is stupidity? underestimating self #Quote by Litymunshi
Stupidity quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#122. Large or small, I always have a choice. But I also have a choice to think that I don't have a choice. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Stupidity quotes by Linda Hunt
#123. For a while, I thought, maybe I should direct, until I got to New York and saw the stupidity of that idea. If it's hard to get into acting, what is it like for a woman to become a director? #Quote by Linda Hunt
Stupidity quotes by Carlos Castaneda
#124. Man's predicament is that he intuits his hidden resources, but he does not dare use them. This is why warriors say that man's plight is the counterpoint between his stupidity and his ignorance. Man needs now, more than ever, to be taught new ideas that have to do exclusively with his inner world - shamans' ideas, not social ideas, ideas pertaining to man facing the unknown, facing his personal death. Now, more than anything else, he needs to be taught the secrets of the assemblage point. #Quote by Carlos Castaneda
Stupidity quotes by Heather O'Neill
#125. I had to admit that I had a strong tendency to date jokers. I couldn't say no to them. I would sit across from someone I was dating and try to imagine who in the entire world would date this nimrod other than me. But I always had to have a boyfriend. They distracted me from being sad. They baffled me with their stupidity. I refused to believe that finding love was difficult. #Quote by Heather O'Neill
Stupidity quotes by Sharon Kay Penman
#126. Eleanor would have been indifferent to the immorality of her adultery, but would never have forgiven the stupidity of it. #Quote by Sharon Kay Penman
Stupidity quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#127. It doesn't take much intelligence to understand that obedience to greed can make us a slave to stupidity. Yet, I think that the power of greed is amply illustrated by simply taking note of how many intelligent people have chosen slavery. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Stupidity quotes by Suzanne Collins
#128. Obviously this person's a hazard. Stupid people are dangerous. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Stupidity quotes by Gregory Cochran
#129. Malcolm Gladwell can't help being a pinhead. He was probably born that way. #Quote by Gregory Cochran
Stupidity quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#130. If I have to chain you to a fucking wall to protect you from your own stupidity, I will!
Wrists. Beam. Chained already Barrons. Come up with a new threat. #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Stupidity quotes by Thomas Sowell
#131. In the long run, the greatest weapon of mass destruction is stupidity. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Stupidity quotes by Shari Lapena
#132. Yes. I trusted Amanda," Pierce says, leaning back again in his chair. "And yet you cheated on her with your neighbour," Moen breaks in. He fixes a hard look on her. He finds her annoying, picking away at him. "That was a moment of stupidity. Becky came on to me. I shouldn't have done it. Just because I did something wrong, it doesn't mean my wife did." "Doesn't it?" Moen asks, arching an eyebrow. He doesn't like her. He doesn't like either one of them. He considers getting up and leaving. He knows he's within his rights to do so - he's here voluntarily. Moen continues to goad him. "You haven't asked who was having an affair with your wife." "Maybe because I don't want to know," Robert says bluntly. "Or maybe it's because you know already?" Webb suggests. Robert gives the detective a hostile look. "Why would you say that?" "We think she was sleeping with your neighbour, Larry Harris." He is suddenly furious, but tries to tamp down his anger. "I didn't know." "Sure, you didn't," Webb says pleasantly. "That's not why you slept with Becky Harris, is it, to get back at your wife's lover? You wouldn't do that, would you? Just like you wouldn't kill your wife. #Quote by Shari Lapena
Stupidity quotes by E. M. Forster
#133. Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Stupidity quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#134. Once the decision has been made, close your ear even to the best counter argument: sign of a strong character. Thus an occasional will to stupidity. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Stupidity quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#135. I weep for the stupidity of my sins. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Stupidity quotes by Mario Vargas-Llosa
#136. Whether religious or racial, anti-Semitism is always repugnant, one of the most destructive manifestations of human stupidity and evil. What is profoundly expressed in it is man's traditional mistrust of the man who is not part of his tribe, that 'other' who speaks a different language, whose skin is a different color, and who participates in mysterious rites and rituals. #Quote by Mario Vargas-Llosa
Stupidity quotes by Karl Wiggins
#137. The majority of these old farts are content to crash out in a drunken stupor on the backbenches. They just want to pick up their company directorships at £200,000 a year, claim for everything they ever spend personally on expenses and make sure not to rock the boat. I have better things to do with my time than to waste it by voting a different yarn-spinning joker-in-the-pack in. Whoever's in power is not going to affect me in any way. And if you believe otherwise then you can truly nail your colours to the mast of stupidity #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Stupidity quotes by Peter Watts
#138. Don't feel too bad. Everyone's in chains here. Eriophora's a slave ship. We cavemen are shackled by our need for air and food and water, by the disorienting discontinuity of lives cut into slices spread centuries apart. The Chimp is shackled by its own stupidity, And you, well... #Quote by Peter Watts
Stupidity quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#139. Then there's politics. Just imagine politics with its dumbbell element subtracted. There would be no Republican candidates. There would be no Democratic voters. The whole system would collapse. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Stupidity quotes by Frank Zappa
#140. Two things are universal: Hydrogen and stupidity #Quote by Frank Zappa
Stupidity quotes by Tucker Max
#141. I stop paying attention because as much as I love beauty, I hate stupidity, and seeing the two combined pisses me off. #Quote by Tucker Max
Stupidity quotes by Mary Beard
#142. More interesting is another cultural connection this reveals: that unpopular, controversial or just plain different views when voiced by a woman are taken as indications of her stupidity. It is not that you disagree, it is that she is stupid. #Quote by Mary Beard
Stupidity quotes by Max Brooks
#143. I don't know if great times make great men, but I know they can kill them. #Quote by Max Brooks
Stupidity quotes by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
#144. People get so used to lying and repeating other people's lies, either because they're afraid or out of self-interest, resentment, or sheer stupidity, and they end up lying even when they think they're telling the truth. It's the failing of our times. The honest, decent person is a species in danger of extinction . . . #Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Stupidity quotes by Yann Martel
#145. My face set to a grim and determined expression. I speak in all modesty as I say this, but I discovered at that moment that I have a fierce will to live. It's not something evident, in my experience. Some of us give up on life with only a resigned sigh. Others fight a little, then lose hope. Still others - and I am one of those - never give up. We fight and fight and fight. We fight no matter the cost of battle, the losses we take, the improbability of success. We fight to the every end. It's not a question of courage. It's something constitutional, an inability to let go. It may be nothing more than life-hungry stupidity. #Quote by Yann Martel
Stupidity quotes by Manfred Von Richthofen
#146. Everything depends on whether we have for opponents those French tricksters or those daring rascals, the English. I prefer the English. Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity. In their eyes it may be pluck and daring. #Quote by Manfred Von Richthofen
Stupidity quotes by Elizabeth Chandler
#147. Hey, does my stupidity give you the right to bruise a tender heart?"
"Yeah, yeah. I'm bruising a heart made of Play-Doh. #Quote by Elizabeth Chandler
Stupidity quotes by Richard Scutari
#148. These guys (Muslims) are total fanatics. If they aren't on their knees groveling before their tribal God, they are walking around chanting in an attempt to memorize the whole Koran. The goal of the fanatics is to destroy the West and place us all under Muslim Sharia law. All others are to be slain. These people are not our allies and anyone who says "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" needs to have the stupidity slapped out of them. #Quote by Richard Scutari
Stupidity quotes by Oscar Auliq-Ice
#149. Sometimes people really don't have our best interests in mind. #Quote by Oscar Auliq-Ice
Stupidity quotes by Brian Rathbone
#150. Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity. #Quote by Brian Rathbone
Stupidity quotes by J.D. Salinger
#151. She's quite intelligent, in my stupidity. #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Stupidity quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#152. Why are you helping me? (Fury)
I don't know. Apparently I'm having a moment of extreme stupidity. (Angelia) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stupidity quotes by J.K. Rowling
#153. Bravery doesn't forgive stupidity. Always think. Think what's possible. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Stupidity quotes by Joseph Addison
#154. We are growing serious, and, let me tell you, that's the very next step to being dull. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Stupidity quotes by Peter Safar
#155. The Creed for the Sociopathic Obsessive Compulsive (Peter's Laws)


1. If anything can go wrong, Fix it!!! (To hell with Murphy!!)
2. When given a choice - Take Both!!
3. Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
4. Start at the top, then work your way up.
5. Do it by the book... but be the author!
6. When forced to compromise, ask for more.
7. If you can't beat them, join them, then beat them.
8. If it's worth doing, it's got to be done right now.
9. If you can't win, change the rules.
10. If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.
11. Perfection is not optional.
12. When faced without a challenge, make one.
13. "No" simply means begin again at one level higher.
14. Don't walk when you can run.
15. Bureaucracy is a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude, a tolerance for stupidity, and a bulldozer when necessary.
16. When in doubt: THINK!
17. Patience is a virtue, but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
18. The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
19. The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.
20. The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!! #Quote by Peter Safar
Stupidity quotes by Paul Auster
#156. It always stimulates me to discover new examples of my own prejudice and stupidity, to realize that I don't know half as much as I think I do. #Quote by Paul Auster
Stupidity quotes by Claire Messud
#157. You could control what you did, if you wanted to....Was it efficient? Was it productive? ...So many people didn't bother -- a kind of stupidity...a lack of vision, or purpose. Anyone who said they just woke up and found themselves in the place they'd always wanted to be was lying; and anyone who believed such a person was a fool. It was all a matter of will. #Quote by Claire Messud
Stupidity quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#158. To us consciousness, or "the spirit," appears as a symptom of a relative imperfection of the organism, as an experiment, a groping, a misunderstanding, as an affliction which uses up nervous force unnecessarily - we deny that anything can be done perfectly so long as it is done consciously. The "pure spirit" is a piece of pure stupidity: take away the nervous system and the senses, the so-called "mortal shell," and the rest is miscalculation - that is all! ... #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Stupidity quotes by Lewis Black
#159. Stupidity really gets me going, when it's just plain stupid, obvious stupidity. #Quote by Lewis Black
Stupidity quotes by Leonard Cohen
#160. If only my genitals didn't float
When I relaxed in the bath
And we both looked down and we both agreed
It's stupid to be a man #Quote by Leonard Cohen
Stupidity quotes by Alessia Cara
#161. I always told myself that if I was going to be given a voice, I might as well say something worth listening to and not something that's just going to feed people stupidity. #Quote by Alessia Cara
Stupidity quotes by V.A. Jeffrey
#162. Never assume malice where stupidity will suffice. #Quote by V.A. Jeffrey
Stupidity quotes by Nalini Singh
#163. Only stupidity excuses ignorance. That #Quote by Nalini Singh
Stupidity quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
#164. Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked #Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Stupidity quotes by Harlan Ellison
#165. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant. #Quote by Harlan Ellison
Stupidity quotes by Marty Rubin
#166. If stupidity is the only sin, who is blameless? #Quote by Marty Rubin
Stupidity quotes by William Shakespeare
#167. The amity that wisdom knits not, folly may easily untie. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Stupidity quotes by Gore Vidal
#168. The fool is often oblivious of his own gaucherie. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Stupidity quotes by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
#169. Against stupidity; be always prepared. #Quote by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Stupidity quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#170. History would be nothing but a record of stupidity save for the cunning #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Stupidity quotes by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
#171. Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity. #Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Stupidity quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#172. I am absolutely not a feminist, I am against stupidity, and if it comes from males or females, it doesn't change anything. If it means that women and men, they are equal, then OK, certainly I am a feminist. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Stupidity quotes by Douglas W. Hubbard
#173. Explanations involving conspiracy, greed, and even stupidity are easier to generate and accept than more complex explanations that may be closer to the truth.

A bit of wisdom called Hanlon's Razor advises us 'Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.' I would add a clumsier but more accurate corollary to this: 'Never attribute to malice or stupidity that which can be explained by moderately rational individuals following incentives in a complex system of interactions.' People behaving with no central coordination and acting in their own best interest can still create results that appear to some to be clear proof of conspiracy or a plague of ignorance. #Quote by Douglas W. Hubbard
Stupidity quotes by Ibram X. Kendi
#174. When we fail to open the closed-minded consumers of racist ideas, we blame their closed-mindedness instead of our foolish decision to waste time reviving closed minds from the dead. When our vicious attacks on open-minded consumers of racist ideas fail to transform them, we blame their hate rather than our impatient and alienating hate of them. When people fail to consume our convoluted antiracist ideas, we blame their stupidity rather than our stupid lack of clarity. When we transform people and do not show them an avenue of support, we blame their lack of commitment rather than our lack of guidance. When the politician we supported does not change racist policy, we blame the intractability of racism rather than our support of the wrong politician. When we fail to gain support for a protest, we blame the fearful rather than our alienating presentation. When the protest fails, we blame racist power rather than our flawed protest. When our policy does not produce racial equity, we blame the people for not taking advantage of the new opportunity, not our flawed policy solution. The failure doctrine avoids the mirror of self-blame. The failure doctrine begets failure. The failure doctrine begets racism. #Quote by Ibram X. Kendi
Stupidity quotes by Marc Morris
#175. Indeed, the point of the famous story about the king and the waves, as originally told, was not to illustrate his stupidity, but rather to prove what a good Christian he had been. 'Let all the world know', says a damp Cnut, having conspicuously failed to stop the tide from rising, 'that the power of kings is empty and worthless, and there is no king worthy of the name save Him by whose will heaven, earth and sea obey eternal laws.'2 #Quote by Marc Morris
Stupidity quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
#176. Stupidity often saves a man from going mad. #Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Stupidity quotes by Durgesh Satpathy
#177. When stupidity reaches its highest level, we act rubbish knowingly #Quote by Durgesh Satpathy
Stupidity quotes by Terence McKenna
#178. The war on drugs was never meant to be won. Instead, it will be prolonged as long as possible in order to allow various intelligence operations to wring the last few hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit profits from the global drug scam; then defeat will have to be declared. "Defeat" will mean, as it did in the case of the Vietnam War, that the media will correctly portray the true dimensions of the situation and the real players, and that public revulsion at the culpability, stupidity and venality of the Establishment's role will force a policy review. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Stupidity quotes by Neal Shusterman
#179. I think all young women are cursed with a streak of unrelenting foolishness, and all young men are cursed with a streak of absolute stupidity. #Quote by Neal Shusterman
Stupidity quotes by Thomas Browne
#180. Darknesse and light divide the course of time, and oblivion snares with memory, a great part even of our living beings; we slightly remember our felicities, and the smartest stroaks of affliction leave but short smart upon us. Sense endureth no extremities, and sorrows destroy us or themselves. To weep into stones are fables. Afflictions induce callosities, miseries are slippery, or fall like snow upon us, which notwithstanding is no unhappy stupidity. To be ignorant of evils to come, and forgetfull of evils past, is a mercifull provision in nature, whereby we digest the mixture of our few and evil days, and our delivered senses not relapsing into cutting rememberances, our sorrows are not kept raw by the edge of repetitions. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Stupidity quotes by Gertrude Stein
#181. After all anybody is as their land and air is. Anybody is as the sky is low or high. Anybody is as there is wind or no wind there. That is what makes a people, makes their kind of looks, their kind of thinking, their subtlety and their stupidity, and their eating and their drinking and their language. #Quote by Gertrude Stein
Stupidity quotes by Walter M. Miller Jr.
#182. His screaming disquieted the buzzards and further disgruntled the Poet, who was feeling peevish anyhow. He was a very dispirited Poet. He had never expected the world to act in a courteous, seemly, or even sensible manner, and the world had seldom done so; often he had taken heart in the consistency of its rudeness and stupidity. But never before had the world shot the Poet in the abdomen with a musket. This he found not heartening at all. #Quote by Walter M. Miller Jr.
Stupidity quotes by John Le Carre
#183. And from there, he wandered off into an argument with Friedrich Schiller's grandiose statement that human stupidity was what the gods fought in vain. Not so, in Toby's opinion, and no excuse for anybody, whether god or man. What the gods and all reasonable humans fought in vain wasn't stupidity at all. It was sheer, wanton, bloody indifference to anybody's interests but their own. #Quote by John Le Carre
Stupidity quotes by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
#184. However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him. #Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Stupidity quotes by George Sand
#185. She discovered that a great deal of the suffering in this world is due not so much to original sin, but to a kind of original stupidity, an unimaginative, stubborn stupidity. #Quote by George Sand
Stupidity quotes by M.F. Moonzajer
#186. Dogs are owned for their loyalty, but men are owned only because of their stupidity. #Quote by M.F. Moonzajer
Stupidity quotes by Terry Goodkind
#187. The foundations of some formerly strong lands became so riddled with termites of diminished purpose, so decayed with the decadence of smug moderation, and so emaciated with the vacillating aims of appears, that even when they saw the enemy coming and did resist, they were easily toppled when the Imperial Order finally pushed. #Quote by Terry Goodkind
Stupidity quotes by David Gustafson
#188. If television is a quick detour to mass stupidity, then video games are the express lane. #Quote by David Gustafson
Stupidity quotes by Truman Capote
#189. The better the actor, the more stupid he is. #Quote by Truman Capote
Stupidity quotes by Salman Rushdie
#190. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Stupidity quotes by Jesse Andrews
#191. I am the Thomas Edison of conversational stupidity. #Quote by Jesse Andrews
Stupidity quotes by Jane Austen
#192. But why Mr. Darcy came so often to the Parsonage, it was more difficult to understand. It could not be for society, as he frequently sat there ten minutes together without opening his lips; and when he did speak, it seemed the effect of necessity rather than of choice - a sacrifice to propriety, not a pleasure to himself. He seldom appeared really animated. Mrs. Collins knew not what to make of him. Colonel Fitzwilliam's occasionally laughing at his stupidity, proved that he was generally different, which her own knowledge of him could not have told her; and as she would liked to have believed this change the effect of love, and the object of that love her friend Eliza, she set herself seriously to work to find it out. She #Quote by Jane Austen
Stupidity quotes by Suzanne Crowley
#193. There's a thin line between genius and bottom-barrel stupidness. I hover delicately on a tightrope between the two, wondering where I'll land if I'll ever fall. #Quote by Suzanne Crowley
Stupidity quotes by Abraham Maslow
#194. I used up all my sick days, so I'm calling in dead. #Quote by Abraham Maslow
Stupidity quotes by Sun Tzu
#195. One whose troops repeatedly congregate in small groups here and there, whispering together, has lost the masses. One who frequently grants rewards is in deep distress. One who frequently imposes punishments is in great difficulty. One who is at first excessively brutal and then fears the masses is the pinnacle of stupidity. #Quote by Sun Tzu
Stupidity quotes by Alice Hoffman
#196. I once believed that life was a gift. I thought whatever I wanted I would someday possess. Is that greed, or only youth? Is it hope or stupidity? As far as I was concerned the future was a book I could write to suit myself, chapter after chapter of good fortune. All was right with the world, and my place in it was assured, or so I thought then. I had no idea that all stories unfold like white flowers, petal by petal, each in its own time and season, dependant on circumstances and fate. ~ Green Heart, Alice Hoffman #Quote by Alice Hoffman
Stupidity quotes by M.F. Moonzajer
#197. We all have been given a gift; if you have not sort it out yet, yours is stupidity. #Quote by M.F. Moonzajer
Stupidity quotes by M.F. Moonzajer
#198. Never bet anything on men's stupidity and on women's virginity; the former believe they aren't, while the latter believe they might be. #Quote by M.F. Moonzajer
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#199. Smartass Disciple: Why men don't ready yet to join the intergalactic confederation?
Master of Stupidity: Men could make them laugh to death. It'd be too risky for them. #Quote by Toba Beta
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#200. What I'm sorry about is not being a tipsy idiot when you found me. I'm sorry about that, obviously, but more sorry that my stupidity caused us to lose a great opportunity. I don't imagine you would have met me and fallen crazy in love with me, but I would like to think
that if you'd had a chance to meet me under different circumstances, something just as nice could have happened.
We could have become friends. #Quote by Rachel Cohn

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