stupidity

Want of tenderness is want of parts, and is no less a proof of stupidity than depravity.

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

There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.

I have no patience with the stupidity of the average teacher of grammar who wastes precious years in hammering rules into children's heads. For it is not by learning rules that we acquire the powers of speaking a language, but by daily intercourse with those accustomed to express themselves with exactness ands refinement and by copious reading of the best authors.

The jury system puts a ban upon intelligence and honesty and a premium upon ignorance, stupidity and perjury.

The good Lord set definite limits on man's wisdom, but set no limits on his stupidity and that's just not fair.

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

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

It is the stupidity of our minds that prevents us from seeng existence as a mystery wilder than the dreams of Devil or God.

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

Just as you discover that stupidity and cruelty are the same everywhere, you find that the essential elements of humanism are the same everywhere, too.

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

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin; the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

We lie to ourselves, in order that we may still have the excuse of ignorance, the alibi of stupidity and incomprehension, possessing which we can continue with a good conscience to commit and tolerate the most monstrous crimes.

We lie to ourselves, in order that we may still have the excuse of ignorance, the alibi of stupidity and incomprehension, possessing which we can continue with a good conscience to commit and tolerate the most monstrous crimes.

We lie to ourselves, in order that we may still have the excuse of ignorance, the alibi of stupidity and incomprehension, possessing which we can continue with a good conscience to commit and tolerate the most monstrous crimes.

Defense of morals is the battle-cry which best rallies stupidity against change.

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

There are many paths to knowledge already discovered; and no enlightened man doubts that there are many more waiting to be discovered. Indeed, all paths lead to knowledge; because even the vilest and stupidest action teaches us something about vileness and stupidity and may accidentally teach us a good deal more.

There are lone figures armed only with ideas, sometimes with just one idea, who blast away whole epochs in which we are enwrapped like mummies. Some are powerful enough to resurrect the dead. Some steal on us unawares and put a spell over us which it takes centuries to throw off. Some put a curse on us, for our stupidity and inertia, and then it seems as if God himself were unable to lift it.