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Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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The Cardinal is at his wit's end -- it is true that he had not far to go.
~ Lord Byron

 

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The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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The greatest of all sins is stupidity.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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The key to the age may be this, or that, or the other, as the young orators describe; the key to all ages is -- Imbecility; imbecility in the vast majority of men, at all times, and, even in heroes, in all but certain eminent moments; victims of gravity, custom, and fear.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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The question now is: Can we understand our stupidity? This is a test of intellect, not of character.
~ John King Fairbank

 

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The two most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
~ Harlan Ellison

 

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There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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To accuse another of having weak kidneys, lungs, or heart, is not a crime; on the contrary, saying he has a weak brain is a crime. To be considered stupid and to be told so is more painful than being called gluttonous, mendacious, violent, lascivious, lazy, cowardly: every weakness, every vice, has found its defenders, its rhetoric, its ennoblement and exaltation, but stupidity hasn't.
~ Primo Levi

 

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To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.
~ Paul Gauguin

 

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