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  Stupidity won't kill you, but it can make you sweat.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Respect for a stupid person is stupidity.  
 -  African proverb, Swahili
  

  The more stupid, the happier.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Seek the brave in prison and the stupid amongst the clergy.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Stupidity does not tolerate wisdom.  
 -  African proverb, Ovambo
  

  Unless one pretends to be stupid and deaf, it is difficult to be a mother-in-law or father-in-law.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A stupidly devout man, the slyly evil and the sanctimonious woman - these will destroy the world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Stupidity closes the doors of kindness.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  A clever wife often sleeps with a stupid husband.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Whoever hates a reprimand is stupid.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.  
 -  Alfred Tennyson
  

  You don't have to be stupid to be a Christian... but it probably helps.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  If anyone spends almost the whole day in reading... he gradually loses the capacity for thinking... This is the case with many learned persons; they have read themselves stupid.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  If a person is stupid, we excuse him by saying that he cannot help it; but if we attempted to excuse in precisely the same way the person who is bad, we should be laughed at.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is knowledge of our own ignorance.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

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

  A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  A word to the wise ain't necessary – it's the stupid ones that need the advice.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  The right to be irresponsible and stupid is something I hold very dear. And luckily it is something I do well.  
 -  Bono
  

  It is the stupidest children who are the most childish and the stupidest grown-ups who are the most grown-up.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.  
 -  Carl Jung
  

  Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our own ignorance about ourselves.  
 -  Carl Sagan
  

  People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show arrogance toward their beliefs.  
 -  Carl Sagan
  

  Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  I don't like Bush. I don't trust him. I don't like his record. He's stupid. He's lazy.  
 -  Cher
  

  I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse - but right now there's no rehab for stupidity.  
 -  Chris Rock
  

  Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.  
 -  Confucius
  

  Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.  
 -  Confucius
  

  Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  Sometimes you panic and find yourself emitting remarks so profoundly inane that you would be embarrassed to say them to your dog. Your dog would look at you and think to itself, 'I may lick myself in public, but I'd never say anything as stupid as that.'  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  My goal as I get older is to learn from other people's stupid rather than my own.  
 -  Dave Ramsey
  

  We're not going to write a check every time you're stupid. Nobody's got that much money.  
 -  Dave Ramsey
  

  You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn’t do.  
 -  David Cronenberg
  

  Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.  
 -  Don Wood
  

  I require only three things of a man: He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.  
 -  Dorothy Parker
  

  Stupidity is a talent for misconception.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.  
 -  Edith Sitwell
  

  The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

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

  If someone was stupid enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.  
 -  Elizabeth Taylor
  

  If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  If we are not stupid or insincere when we say that the good or ill of man lies within his own will, and that all beside is nothing to us, why are we still troubled?  
 -  Epictetus
  

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

  The more often a stupidity is repeated, the more it gets the appearance of wisdom.  
 -  Francois-Marie Arouet
  

  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
  

  It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity.  
 -  Frank Zappa
  

  To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Remorse. Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding to the first act of stupidity a second.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  You can be sincere and still be stupid.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.  
 -  Gene Wolfe
  

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

  Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  In the end, this world will go under because of the stupidity of people.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Deceiving a fool is an exploit worthy of an intelligent man.  
 -  Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
  

  To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Firmness in decision is often merely a form of stupidity. It indicates an inability to think the same thing out twice.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

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

  Religious and racial persecution is moronic at all times, perhaps the most idiotic of human stupidities.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  The acts of stupidity through the ages did us a kind of unintentional favor - by driving so many different kinds of good people to our shores and merging them together as Americans.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.  
 -  Gene Wolfe
  

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

  Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  In the end, this world will go under because of the stupidity of people.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Deceiving a fool is an exploit worthy of an intelligent man.  
 -  Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
  

  To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Firmness in decision is often merely a form of stupidity. It indicates an inability to think the same thing out twice.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

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

  Religious and racial persecution is moronic at all times, perhaps the most idiotic of human stupidities.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  The acts of stupidity through the ages did us a kind of unintentional favor - by driving so many different kinds of good people to our shores and merging them together as Americans.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  Now I have told you all I can. Can one get forgiveness for such stupidity?  
 -  Ingvar Kamprad
  

  If all human beings understood history, they might cease making the same stupid mistakes over and over.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.  
 -  Isaac Watts
  

  You can't argue with stupidity.  
 -  Jermaine Jackson
  

  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.  
 -  Jim Henson
  

  Bo Derek is so stupid she returns bowling balls because they've got holes in them.  
 -  Joan Rivers
  

  Nothing is worse than active ignorance.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

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

  Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.  
 -  John Steinbeck
  

  The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.  
 -  John Steinbeck
  

  Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.  
 -  John Wayne
  

  A fool has more ideas than a wise man can foresee.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  I'll take crazy over stupid any day.  
 -  Joss Whedon
  

  I adore life. What do all the fools matter and all the stupidity? They do matter but somehow for me they cannot touch the body of life. Life is marvellous. I want to be deeply rooted in it - to live - to expand - to breathe in it - to rejoice - to share it. To give and to be asked for love.  
 -  Katherine Mansfield
  

  Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.  
 -  Kin Hubbard
  

  Training is expensive. Books are expensive. Going to seminars is expensive. Being stupid is even more expensive.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  Good people do stupid, idiotic things. Criticize the action, the behaviour, and the result, but not the person.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  You must have the plan first. To get motivated without a plan is stupid.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  Stupidity isn't punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop.  
 -  Laurell K. Hamilton
  

  It is true that impatience, the mother of stupidity, praises brevity, as if such persons had not life long enough to serve them to acquire a complete knowledge of one single subject, such as the human body.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Stupidity: The only defect with which I can lose my patience.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

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

  In politics stupidity is not a handicap.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  It is always more difficult to destroy than to create, and when what one has to destroy is vulgarity and stupidity, the task of destruction needs not merely courage but also contempt.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  There is no sin except stupidity.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  It takes a thoroughly good woman to do a thoroughly stupid thing.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.  
 -  P. J. O'Rourke
  

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

  Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing - after they've tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked.  
 -  Richard Buckminster Fuller
  

  Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it's quite the opposite: A woman having large breasts makes men stupid.  
 -  Rita Rudner
  

  Government! Three fourths parasitic and the other fourth stupid fumbling.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  One of the most stupid things to do is to pretend you are smart. When you pretend to be smart, you are at the height of stupidity.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Once I pulled a job, I was so stupid. I picked a guys pocket on an airplane and made a run for it.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  I come from a stupid family. My father worked in a bank. They caught him stealing pens.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  It's simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.  
 -  Sam Levenson
  

  Many wise words are spoken in jest, but they don't compare with the number of stupid words spoken in earnest.  
 -  Sam Levenson
  

  Readiness to answer all questions is the infallible sign of stupidity.  
 -  Saul Bellow
  

  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
  

  People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.  
 -  Soren Kierkegaard
  

  I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them.  
 -  Steve Martin
  

  The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.  
 -  Syrus
  

  Against a stupidity that is in fashion, no wisdom compensates.  
 -  Theodor Fontane
  

  Anything too stupid to be said is sung.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.  
 -  W. Clement Stone
  

  Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.  
 -  Will Durant
  

  The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  If stupidity got us in this mess, how come it can't get us out?  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Stupid people, people who do not know how to laugh, are always pompous and self-conceited.  
 -  William Makepeace Thackeray
  

  Everything happens for a reason but sometimes the reason is that you are stupid and you make bad decisions.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you don't do anything stupid when you're young, you won't remember something funny when you're old...  
 -  Unknown
  

  Not every man who courts you, loves you. Some are just testing your stupidity!  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't like my sarcasm ? Well I don't like your stupidity.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Staying with someone who doesn't appreciate you isn't loyalty, it's stupidity.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. But not in that order...  
 -  Unknown
  

  I wouldn't have to manage my anger if only people could learn how to manage their stupidity.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sorry, sarcasm falls out of my mouth, like stupidity falls out of yours.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Being with someone who doesn't love you isn't called loyalty, it's called stupidity.  
 -  Unknown