September 21, 2023

Ignorance and 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.

This month’s subject: IGNORANCE/STUPIDITY

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

“I’ll take crazy over stupid any day.” Joss Whedon

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

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.” Frank Zappa

“If stupidity got us in this mess, how come it can’t get us out?” Will Rogers

“Never argue with an idiot; he will bring you down to his level and win from experience.” Brad Slipiec

“You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.” Scott Adams

“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

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln

“We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.” David Suzuki

“If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” John Gotti

“All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.” Mark Twain

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