Monday, June 04, 2018

On Stupidity

Via Dr. Mardy, h/t Abba.

"It is against Stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle."
 — WILLIAM BOOTH

 "What distresses me is to see that human genius has limits and human stupidity none."
 — ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS

 "Nature delights in punishing stupid people."
 — RALPH WALDO EMERSON

 "Stupidity's the deliberate cultivation of ignorance."
 — WILLIAM GADDIS

 "There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity."
 — JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

 "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
 — ROBERT J. HANLON

 "There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst."
 — THOMAS MANN

 "Against stupidity the gods Themselves contend in vain."
 — FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER

 ""I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it."
 — EDITH SITWELL

 "It seems that in the advanced stages of stupidity, a lack of ideas is compensated for by an excess of ideologies."
 — CARLOS RUIZ ZAFÓN

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