Stupidity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old stupidity quotes, stupidity sayings, and stupidity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Rascality has limits; stupidity has not. Napoleon Bonaparte
Stupidity is better kept a secret than displayed. Heraclitus
Stupidity,--unconscious ignorance. Josh Billings
Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. C.S. Lewis
No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it. Fernando Pessoa
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. Benjamin Franklin
Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly. Friedrich Nietzsche
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. Bill Cosby
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. Voltaire
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. Voltaire
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? Scott Adams
It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you. Sherlock Holmes
Stupidity does not consist in being without ideas. Such stupidity would be the sweet, blissful stupidity of animals, molluscs, and the gods. Human stupidity consists in having lots of ideas, but stupid ones. Henry de Montherlant
It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity and make it work for you. Frank Zappa
Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
You can be sincere and still be stupid. Charles F. Kettering
Even those honest enough to admit being wrong a thousand times are not honest enough to admit even once to being stupid. David Kipp
As if there were safety in stupidity alone. Henry David Thoreau
Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind. Johann Gottfried Seume
There are only two ways by which to rise in the world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others. Jean de LaBruyere
Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity. G. C. Lichtenberg
The hardest thing to cope with is not selfishness or vanity or deceitfulness, but sheer stupidity. Eric Hoffer
There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea. Percy W. Bridgman
Stupidity is not lack of intelligence or knowledge. Stupidity is when you are offered a book and you don't read it. Stupidity is when you have the chance to learn from a good teacher and you choose to remain arrogant and defend useless beliefs. Stupidity is when life offers you an opportunity to grow and change and overcome your past, but you can't break free from your habits and rather remain stuck to your old beliefs. Stupidity is when you insult the one who could make you free from your state of stupidity by using stupid affirmations and stupid arguments. Stupidity is always a choice, not a state of being. Robin Sacredfire
There must always be some who are brighter and some who are stupider. The latter make up for it by being better workers. Bertolt Brecht
The dumbest people I know are those who Know It All. Malcolm Forbes
There is no stupid work, there are only stupid people. French Proverb
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. Elbert Hubbard