Stupidity Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it.
Pope John Paul II

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell

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

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

Insanity is just what we call stupidity when it doesn’t make sense.
Josh Lieb

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

One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Ignorance can be educated. Crazy can be medicated. But there is no cure for stupid.

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

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.

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

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

Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity.
Bernard Barton

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

Man has made use of his intelligence; he invented stupidity.
Remy de Gourmont

He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.
Groucho Marx

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

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

Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.
Margaret Atwood

The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

Stupidity is much the same all the world over. A stupid person’s notions and feelings may confidently be inferred from those which prevail in the circle by which the person is surrounded. Not so with those whose opinions and feelings are an emanation from their own nature and faculties.
John Stuart Mill

For at least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols
Aldous Huxley