Subject: Intelligence » Stupidity

A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.

(1947 – ) radio broadcaster & host

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Oh, right! To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I’ve known sheep that could outwit you. I’ve worn dresses with higher IQs!


It would be possible to say without exaggeration that the miners’ leaders were the stupidest men in England if we had not frequent occasion to meet the owners.

(1872 – 1930) British statesman, politician & lawyer

I come from a stupid family… during the Civil War my great uncle fought for the west!

(1921 – 2004) stand-up comedian & actor

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

When stupidity is a sufficient explanation, there is no need to have recourse to any other.

Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting.

(1907 – 1988) science fiction author

It’s easy to identify people who can’t count to ten; they’re in front of you in the supermarket express lane.

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

(1934 – ) writer & editor

He is so stupid… he thought Johnny Cash was a pay toilet.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

(1983 – ) American actor, producer, writer & director

Stupidity got us into this mess, and stupidity will get us out.

cartoon character in The Simpsons (Dan Castellaneta)

The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

(1887 – 1964) English biographer, critic, novelist & poet

You might be a redneck if… your family always goes to the movies in groups of 18 or more 'cause they were told 17 and under are not admitted.

(1958 – ) stand-up comedian & television personality

He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

(1907 – 1988) science fiction author

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around; but when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

He don't know shit from peach butter.

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

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