December 13, 2017

Stupidity

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.”
— Kahlil Gibran

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”
— Johann von Goethe

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”
— Bertrand Russell

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
— Confucius

“Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.”
— Sloan Wilson

“Stupid is as stupid does.”
— Forest Gump

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”
— Thomas Szasz

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

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

“If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”
— Will Rogers

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

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