Lack of Intelligence – Quotes about stupidity
It’s a little wrong to say a tomato is a vegetable; it’s a lot wrong to say it’s a suspension bridge. – Sheldon Cooper
The Religious Right. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. – unknown
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. – Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. – Upton Sinclair
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. – Plato
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. – Goethe
‘Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. – Samuel Johnson
A great many open minds should be closed for repairs. – Toledo Blade
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. – William James
Nobody ever went broke by underestimating the intelligence or taste of the American public. – HL Mencken and/or PT Barnum
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. – Nick Diamos
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. – Albert Einstein
Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference. – unknown
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. – Henry David Thoreau
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence. – Edgar Allen Poe
The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. – Frank Zappa
Stupidity has a certain charm — ignorance does not. – Frank Zappa
The next time I send a damn fool on an errand, I’ll go myself. – Dan Stole
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to stay, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact. – George Eliot
Why do most people think their own impoverished lives must be the norm of the universe? – Poul Anderson
Dullard: Someone who looks up a thing in the encyclopedia, turns directly to the entry, reads it, and then closes the book. – Philip Jose Farmer
A certain combination of incompetence and indifference can cause almost as much suffering as the most acute malevolence. – Bruce Catton, A Stillness at Appomattox, (1953)
A man didn’t understand how televisions work, and was convinced that there must be lots of little men inside the box, manipulating images at high speed. An engineer explained about high-frequency modulations of the electromagnetic spectrum, transmitters and receivers, amplifiers and cathode ray tubes, scan lines moving across and down a phosphorescent screen. The man listened to the engineer with careful attention, nodding his head at every step of the argument. At the end he pronounced himself satisfied. He really did now understand how televisions work. “But I expect there are just a few little men in there, aren’t there?” — Douglas Adams
Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
It has been said that thousands of monkeys banging on keyboards would produce the complete works of Shakespeare. The internet has proven this to be untrue.
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. – James Thurber
Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. — Woody Allen