A Quote by Sorin Cerin on life, wisdom, death, truth, stupidity, and arrogance

  How many consuming fires can there be in the words: freedom, peace and democracy and how easy they can be extinguished by ignorance, stupidity and arrogance?

Sorin Cerin

Source: Wisdom Collection

Contributed by: lorasmith

A Quote by Albert Einstein on universe, infinite, and stupidity

There are two infinites: the Universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the Universe.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Anike

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on sin and stupidity

There is no sin except stupidity.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: In the Critic as Artist pt.2 Intention

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on stupidity, laziness, ignorance, and opinions

Believe me, many things are attributed to gravity and wisdom which are really due to incapacity and sloth. Men often despise what they despair of obtaining. It is in the very nature of ignorance to scorn what it cannot understand, and to desire to keep others from attaining what it cannot reach. Hence the false judgments upon matters of which we know nothing, by which we evince our envy quite as clearly as our stupidity.

-Francesco di Petracco

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

Source: From a letter to Boccaccio

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A Quote by Friedrich von Schiller on stupidity, gods, contend, and vain

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.

Friedrich von Schiller

Friedrich von Schiller


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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, utilitarianism, banausoi, society, stupidity, deserving, exclusion, judgement, appropriateness, equality, democracy, merchants, and the public

To the Greeks not just slaves had to be excluded from the democratic franchise and public debate but also merchants, bankers, all money-grubbing banausoi, because any society stupid enough to entrust its ultimate values to be determined by the caste of utilitarians deserves fully what it gets. It would be like entrusting our sports to couch potatoes and paraplegics. Such a foolish society would get what we have in fact got, a civilization too fucking stupid to realize how hard cultural, political, spiritual and philosophical cripples labor to cripple everyone else to become just like them.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Buzz Lightyear on intelligence and stupidity

There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere . . .

Buzz Lightyear

Source: Toy Story

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A Quote by Jack Sparrow on jack sparrow, pirates of the caribbean, pirate, honesty, stupidity, pearls of wisdom, and film quote

Honestly, it's the honest one you need to watch out for because you can never predict when they're gonna do something incredibly... stupid

Jack Sparrow

Source: Pirates of the Caribbean

Contributed by: Benjáhmin

A Quote by Paul Valery on love and stupidity

Love is being stupid together.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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