An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I don't want anything I don't deserve, but if they offer me more money, I'm not stupid.


Antonio Banderas (1960-, Spanish actor)


It is against stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle. But how can we wonder at the want of sense on the part of those who have had no advantages, when we see such plentiful absence of that commodity on the part of those who have had all the advantages?


William Booth (1829-1912, British religious leader, founder of the Salvation Army)


It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.


Sherrill Brown


The Cardinal is at his wit's end -- it is true that he had not far to go.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it.


Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)


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


Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)


The two most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.


Harlan Ellison


He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


The key to the age may be this, or that, or the other, as the young orators describe; the key to all ages is -- Imbecility; imbecility in the vast majority of men, at all times, and, even in heroes, in all but certain eminent moments; victims of gravity, custom, and fear.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


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


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


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


Paul Gauguin (1848-1903, French artist)


Stupidity is without anxiety.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Man is the inventor of stupidity.


Remy De Gourmont (1858-1915, French novelist, philosopher, poet, playwright)


There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


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


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.


Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927, British humorous writer, novelist, playwright)


Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.


Karl Kraus (1874-1936, Austrian satirist)


If poverty is the mother of crime, stupidity is its father.


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


To accuse another of having weak kidneys, lungs, or heart, is not a crime; on the contrary, saying he has a weak brain is a crime. To be considered stupid and to be told so is more painful than being called gluttonous, mendacious, violent, lascivious, lazy, cowardly: every weakness, every vice, has found its defenders, its rhetoric, its ennoblement and exaltation, but stupidity hasn't.


Primo Levi (1919-1987, Italian chemist, author)


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.


Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


Can anything be stupider than for a man to have the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a dispute with mine, even though I have not disputed with him?


Blaise Pascal (1623-1662, French scientist, religious philosopher)


Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless.


Jewish Proverb (Sayings of Jewish origin)


Stupidity is a force unto itself.


Latin Proverb (Sayings of Latin origin)


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


Will Rogers (1879-1935, American humorist, actor)


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


Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860, German philosopher)


It is much easier for good to deal with evil than it is for good to deal with stupidity.


Author Unknown


Stupidity is the friend of evil.


Author Unknown


Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.


Stephen Vizinczey (1933-, Hungarian novelist, critic)


Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.


Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951, Austrian philosopher)


It was absolutely marvelous working for Wolfgang Pauli. You could ask him anything. There was no worry that he would think a particular question was stupid, since he thought all questions were stupid.


Victor Weisskopf


The greatest of all sins is stupidity.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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 (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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