His last thought was that it hadn't been stupidity that had allowed his son to enchant him so easily with words. It had been love.
The Good Lord hasn't done this well: He placed limits on everything, except on stupidity.
The good Lord set definite limits on man's wisdom, but set no limits on his stupidity.
There is no patch for stupidity.
You can't go to Windows Update and get a patch for stupidity.
According to the first image of international relations, the locus of the important causes of war is found in the nature and behavior of man. Wars result from selfishness, from misdirected aggressive impulses, from stupidity.
The best way to fight stupidity, is by ignoring it.
. . . it seems to me certain that more people are killed out of righteous stupidity than out of wickedness.
A problem with my novels is that they, from the start, have been infantile and incredibly childish. There are childishness, stupidity, lack of wisdom, fantasies. At the same time, that's where my creativity can be found. If I tried to control it and make it more mature, it wouldn't be good at all. It'd be uninteresting, without any vivacity.
There is no greater stupidity than for people...to marry and so surrender themselves to the small miseries of domestic and private life.
It is a bad thing to perform menial duties even for the sake of freedom; to fight with pinpricks, instead of with clubs. I have become tired of hypocrisy, stupidity, gross arbitrariness, and of our bowing and scraping, dodging, and hair-splitting over words. Consequently, the government has given me back my freedom.
I hated the company of other children. I wanted to be a grownup person, to be taken seriously. I hated the idea of childhood; I thought it was a moment of endless stupidity.
Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.
Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.
Albrecht's Law - Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity.
Everyone had a reason for everything they did, even if that reason was sometimes stupidity.
No, I'm too busy trying to deflect your Power of Stupidity. But I don't think I'm strong enough.
In time, you'll see a thin line between friend and rival.Between you and me: stupidity and men's bravado.
Insanity is just what we call stupidity when it doesn't make sense.
You can reach stupidity only with a cannon ball.
Mass democracy guarantees stupidity. Masses of people, even if they're individually intelligent, can only act stupidly.
Artificial intelligence will never be a match for natural stupidity.
A man governs himself by the dictates of virtue and good sense, who acts without zeal or passion in points that are of no consequence; but when the whole community is shaken, and the safety of the public endangered, the appearance of a philosophical or an affected indolence must arise either from stupidity or perfidiousness.
Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.
Soccer is popular because stupidity is popular.
My heart is broken in the face of the stupidity of my species.
Judging by the the movie's enduring popularity, the message that stupidity is redemption is clearly what a lot of Americans want to hear.
The stupidity of the American voter is exceeded only by its slovenliness.
Exploiting the stupidity of the American voter is fun and easy: kinda like squeezing a lemon.
Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.
Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated.
Ground the main character in stupidity. Hire a good cast and a good crew.
Stupidity is much the same all the world over
You know, I eat, I ate pretty well anyway so, I'm basically living the same, I just curtailed the stupidity.
I can have incredible self-discipline. But see, I think it's obviously a form of stupidity.
Where danger shews it self, apprehension cannot, without stupidity, be wanting; where danger is, sense of danger should be; and so much fear as should keep us awake, and excite our attention, industry, and vigour; but not to disturb the calm use of our reason, nor hinder the execution of what that dictates.
If a man didn't make sense, the Scotch felt it was misplaced politeness to try to keep him from knowing it. Better that he be aware of his reputation, for this would encourage reticence which goes well with stupidity.
Inflation does not lubricate trade but by rescuing traders from their errors of optimism or stupidity.
You bet I write disaster fiction. We have compiled a disastrous record on this planet, a record of stupidity and absurdity and self-abuse and self-aggrandizement and self-deception and pompousness and self-righteousness and cruelty and indifference beyond what any other species has demonstrated the capacity for, which is the capacity for all the above.
Cutter's Way was a real test of my stupidity. Every day, it was like, who did I think I was? But people put up with me. But I considered myself an alcoholic, so I had the inside track on how an alcoholic would do this or that and so on and so forth. That became pretty annoying, I'm sure.