Quotations on Stupidity

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The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government - from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration - could fill committee agendas for years.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Food, Government, Committee, Stupidity, Waste, Years)

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
- Robertson Davies
(Keywords: Society, Time, Doctrine, Nonsense, Stupidity, Will)

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Infinite, Stupidity, Universe)

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Stupidity, Universe)

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
- Harlan Ellison
(Keywords: Stupidity, Universe)

We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe.
- William E. Gladstone
(Keywords: Friend, Cruelty, Ireland, Stupidity, Years)

Stupidity talks, vanity acts.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Stupidity, Vanity)

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Ignorance, Nothing, Stupidity, World)

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Ignorance, Nothing, Stupidity, World)

Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.
- Chris Lowe
(Keywords: Arrogance, Ego, Stupidity, Will)

Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity, corruption, or prejudice.
- Johann Most
(Keywords: America, Corruption, Prejudice, Stupidity, Will)

Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: Men, Man, Stupidity, Woman)

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
- Ayn Rand
(Keywords: Money, Talent, Men, Reason, Stupidity, Weakness)

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
- Jean Rostand
(Keywords: Faith, Cruelty, Direction, Falsehood, Stupidity, Vanity)

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Keywords: Mankind, Stupidity, Weakness, Wickedness)

I don't have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, 'I can't process it' well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?
- Charlie Sheen
(Keywords: Time, Children, Stupidity, Trying, Ugly, Will, Wives)

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
- John Steinbeck
(Keywords: Discipline, Dishonesty, Stupidity, Word)

I get amazed, I can't look at it but about 10 seconds, at these politicians dancing around this, dancing around this, I'm trying to find a correct name for it, this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men.
- Jimmy Swaggart
(Keywords: Men, Dancing, Name, Politicians, Stupidity, Trying)

I've been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I've been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity.
- Tilda Swinton
(Keywords: People, Extreme, Kindness, Projects, Stupidity, Trying)

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Keywords: Society, Crime, Sin, Stupidity, World)

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Optimism, Stupidity, World)

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
- Frank Zappa
(Keywords: Building, Scientists, Stupidity, Universe)

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
- Frank Zappa
(Keywords: Life, Stupidity, Universe)









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