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In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

Tags: Fact, God  ✍ Author: Konrad Adenauer

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Tags: Between, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Human, Science  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Tags: Dangerous, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Tags: Dangerous, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

There is no sin except stupidity.

Tags: Except, Sin  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Tags: Handicap, Politics  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.

Tags: Courage, Wise  ✍ Author: Frank Cady

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.

Tags: Getting, Knack  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

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.

Tags: Society, Time  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

Tags: Hate, War  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think my stubbornness, hardheadedness and stupidity is what has allowed me to play for 20 years.

Tags: Allowed  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.

Tags: Democracy, Dream  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.

Tags: Hard, Nature  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion.

Tags: Ignorance, True  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.

Tags: Deliberate, Ignorance  ✍ Author: William Gaddis

We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.

Tags: Ourselves, Until  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

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.

Tags: Friend, Her  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.

Tags: Greed, Small  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

Tags: Human, Power  ✍ Author: Robert A. Heinlein

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

Tags: Genius, May  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

Stupidity talks, vanity acts.

Tags: Acts, Vanity  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

You can't argue with stupidity.

Tags: Argue  ✍ Author: Jermaine Jackson

What I'd really like to write is a romantic comedy. This is my favorite kind of movie. I feel almost embarrassed revealing this, because the genre has been so degraded in the past twenty years that saying you like romantic comedies is essentially an admission of mild stupidity.

Tags: Past, Romantic  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling
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Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

Tags: Creativity, Sudden  ✍ Author: Edwin Land

I am guilty of stupidity, arrogance, and greed.

Tags: Greed, Guilty  ✍ Author: Richard Madden

I can have incredible self-discipline. But see, I think it's obviously a form of stupidity.

Tags: Incredible, Obviously  ✍ Author: John Malkovich

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.

Tags: Best, Opinion  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.

Tags: Music, Simple  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

You know, I eat, I ate pretty well anyway so, I'm basically living the same, I just curtailed the stupidity.

Tags: Living, Pretty  ✍ Author: John Newcombe

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

Tags: Forget, Purpose  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

You'll find that no pride is greater than the pride that comes with being thick. Britain is filled with people who are really proud of their stupidity.

Tags: Pride, Proud  ✍ Author: Paul O\'Grady

Earnestness is stupidity sent to college.

Tags: College, Sent  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.

Tags: College, Sent  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

People get a kick out of my stupidity.

Tags: Kick  ✍ Author: Dolly Parton

Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.

Tags: Gift, God  ✍ Author: Pope John Paul II

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

Tags: Talent  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

Tags: Desire, Good  ✍ Author: Ayn Rand

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

Tags: Men, Money  ✍ Author: Ayn Rand

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.

Tags: Life, Wish  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Tags: Mess, Why  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

Tags: Doctor, Medical  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

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?

Tags: Children, Time  ✍ Author: Charlie Sheen

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

Tags: Both, Word  ✍ Author: John Steinbeck

The threat posed by Bank of America isn't just financial - it's a full-blown assault on the American dream. Where's the incentive to play fair and do well, when what we see rewarded at the highest levels of society is failure, stupidity, incompetence and meanness? If this is what winning in our system looks like, who doesn't want to be a loser?

Tags: Failure, Society  ✍ Author: Matt Taibbi

I have never played the lottery in my life and never will. Voltaire described lotteries as a tax on stupidity. More specifically, I think, on innumeracy.

Tags: Life, Tax  ✍ Author: Daniel Tammet

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.

Tags: Guilty, Society  ✍ Author: Hunter S. Thompson

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity. Is there any need to choose between them?

Tags: Between, Optimism  ✍ Author: Francis Parker Yockey

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.

Tags: Building, Universe  ✍ Author: Frank Zappa

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

Tags: Life, Universe  ✍ Author: Frank Zappa

Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great.

Tags: Great, Together  ✍ Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov

True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.

Tags: Kindness, True  ✍ Author: Bo Bennett

Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation.

Tags: Looking, Time  ✍ Author: Robert Foster Bennett

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.

Tags: Means, War  ✍ Author: Alexander Berkman

Punk was originally about creating new, important, energetic music that would hopefully threaten the status quo and the stupidity of the 1970s.

Tags: Music, Punk  ✍ Author: Jello Biafra

Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity.

Tags: Evil  ✍ Author: Louise Bogan

I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.

Tags: Cannot, Good  ✍ Author: Giacomo Casanova

Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.

Tags: Limits, While  ✍ Author: Claude Chabrol

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.

Tags: Food, Government  ✍ Author: Tom Coburn

There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.

Tags: Deceived, Frauds  ✍ Author: Jessi Colter

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.

Tags: Discover, Tries  ✍ Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.

Tags: Alcohol, Patience  ✍ Author: Sammy Davis, Jr.

In the film industry, all the money is focused on television and the stupidity of American cinema.

Tags: American, Money  ✍ Author: Gerard Depardieu

It is an obvious and blatant stupidity beyond my ability to articulate how dumb it is for us not to teach our children how to run the government.

Tags: Children, Government  ✍ Author: Richard Dreyfuss

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

Tags: Common, Universe  ✍ Author: Harlan Ellison

Stupidity fuses notoriety and celebrity.

Tags: Celebrity, Notoriety  ✍ Author: James Thomas Fields

It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.

Tags: Mankind, Nations  ✍ Author: George Gissing

Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.

Tags: Invented  ✍ Author: Remy de Gourmont

Man is the inventor of stupidity.

Tags: Inventor  ✍ Author: Remy de Gourmont

Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.

Tags: Humanity, Wise  ✍ Author: Vartan Gregorian

You even called me stupid in your verse, and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved, you are quite an expert, friend.

Tags: Friend, Stupid  ✍ Author: Franz Grillparzer

It saddens me to see the reality-television shows that are getting so much fanfare that are a celebration of stupidity and the degradation of women. And those women are consistently wearing too short, too tight dresses. I hope the trend of aging gracefully returns.

Tags: Hope, Women  ✍ Author: Andreas Gursky

An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity.

Tags: Handle, Language  ✍ Author: David Hare

But as an entrepreneur you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you're confident that you'll catch a bird flying by. It's an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go splat because the bird doesn't come by, but a few times it does.

Tags: Few, Times  ✍ Author: Reed Hastings

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.

Tags: Cowardice, Expression  ✍ Author: Adolf Hitler

Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.

Tags: Mad, Often  ✍ Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

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?

Tags: Hard, Woman  ✍ Author: Linda Hunt

As long as 'Pearl Harbor' stays in the past, it's perfect; when it wretchedly changes gears in the late going, it becomes the wrong kind of same old story: Hollywood stupidity and callowness, writ large across the sky.

Tags: Past, Perfect  ✍ Author: Stephen Hunter

The most important fact is that gays have been here since day one. To say otherwise is a gross denial and stupidity. We played an enormous part in the history of America.

Tags: America, History  ✍ Author: Larry Kramer

Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.

Tags: Earthquake, Force  ✍ Author: Karl Kraus

The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.

Tags: Question, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Milan Kundera

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.

Tags: Egotism, Pain  ✍ Author: Frank Leahy

Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.

Tags: Greatest, Talent  ✍ Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg

Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.

Tags: Arrogance, Ego  ✍ Author: Chris Lowe

People's ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can't help it -ignorance is when you choose not to understand something.

Tags: Help, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Sarah McLachlan

The greatest danger of bombs is in the explosion of stupidity that they provoke.

Tags: Danger, Greatest  ✍ Author: Octave Mirbeau

My heart is broken in the face of the stupidity of my species.

Tags: Broken, Heart  ✍ Author: Joni Mitchell

Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity, corruption, or prejudice.

Tags: America, Corruption  ✍ Author: Johann Most

No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.

Tags: Acceptance, Idea  ✍ Author: Fernando Pessoa

My tattoo is of a cannon in Vancouver that I got in a fleeting moment of stupidity maybe 14 years ago. A lot of people have really beautiful tattoos, and I get real tattoo envy. But then other people basically just treat them like bumper stickers for their bodies.

Tags: Beautiful, Envy  ✍ Author: Ryan Reynolds

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.

Tags: Eyes, May  ✍ Author: Manfred von Richthofen

Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity.

Tags: Attribute, Malice  ✍ Author: Spider Robinson

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.

Tags: Against, Courage  ✍ Author: Erwin Rommel

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.

Tags: Bad, Faith  ✍ Author: Jean Rostand

What Democrats call 'nuanced,' most people refer to as 'stupidity.'

Tags: Call, Democrats  ✍ Author: Gale Sayers

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.

Tags: Struggle, Themselves  ✍ Author: Friedrich Schiller

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.

Tags: Against, Themselves  ✍ Author: Friedrich Schiller

Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.

Tags: Body, Mind  ✍ Author: Brian Setzer

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

Tags: Patience, Proud  ✍ Author: Edith Sitwell

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