Today's Quotes - On Being Stupid

I’ve been on vacation for a number of days and now it’s Monday. Somehow, my thoughts turned to the people the frustrate us all. For your enjoyment, a series of quotes about those less intelligent than the rest of us. 

“Stupidity ought to be painful.”
— A bumper sticker
 
“If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”
— Will Rogers/Alexander Pope
 
“A word to the wise ain’t necessary; it’s the stupid ones who need the advice.”
— Bill Cosby
 
“The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”
— Harlan Ellison
 
“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”
— Elbert Hubbard
 
“The idiots may outnumber us, but they are idiots.”
— From a wall
 
“Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider.”
— Unknown
 
“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask?”
— Scott Adams
 
“You just can’t fix stupid.”
— A refrigerator magnet
 
“I’m patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.”
— Edith Sitwell
 
“If I’m not stupid, I have no business being ignorant.”
— Sydney Holtan
 
“One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothing can beat teamwork.”
— Anonymous
 
“Creativity is the cessation of stupidity.”
— Edwin Land
 
And, your favorite such quote?

 

Posted on Sep 14, 2009 by Mike Jacka

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  1. Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. 
        --- J. Michael Straczynski

  1. Best related comment I've heard:

    You can't fight arrogant stupidity.  If people are stupid, you can outwit them.  If they are arrogant, you can play to their ego.  But the combined attributes of arrogance and stupidity build a wall that cannot be breached.

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