Subject: Intelligence » Stupidity

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them.

(1951 – ) American conservative radio talk-show host

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!


I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.

(1858 – 1919) 26th U.S. president

Anything too stupid to be said is sung.

(1694 – 1778) French author, humanist & satirist

You cannot compile a wit out of two half-wits.

(1933 – 1967) English playwright

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.

(1868 – 1930) cartoonist, humorist & journalist

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

(1934 – ) writer & editor

What better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? … I'm just noting the timing, here.

(1951 – ) American conservative radio talk-show host

He is so stupid… it takes him 2 hours to watch 60 minutes.

Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting.

(1907 – 1988) science fiction author

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

(1907 – 1988) science fiction author

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

Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.

(1868 – 1930) cartoonist, humorist & journalist

He is so stupid… mind readers charge him half price.

He is so dumb, blondes tell jokes about him.

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

He couldn’t grow pole beans in a pile of horse shit.