A Quote by Tom Stoppard on stupidity and language

There's something scary about stupidity made coherent.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: The Real Thing

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on boot, instructions, and stupidity

The Organization of American States couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

Contributed by: Dr. Ron

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on songs, stupidity, and humor

Everything too stupid to be said is sung.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by unknown on peace, absence, and stupidity

Peace is the absence of stupidity !


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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on argument, character, decisions, and stupidity

Once the decision has been made, close your ear even to the best counter argument: sign of a strong character. Thus an occasional will to stupidity.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William James on stupidity

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William J. H. Boetcker on defeat, ingratitude, leadership, life, mankind, men, power, proof, and stupidity

The man who is worthy of being "a leader of men" will never complain about the stupidity of his helpers, the ingratitude of mankind nor the inappreciation of the public. These are all a part of the great game of life. To meet them and overcome them and not to go down before them in disgust, discouragement or defeat-that is the final proof of power.

William J. H. Boetcker

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on darkness, heart, nature, and stupidity

THESE are the desolate, dark weeks when nature in its barrenness equals the stupidity of man. The year plunges into night and the heart plunges lower than night.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: These, 1938, st. 1, 2

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A Quote by William Bourke Cockran on conservatism, cooperation, earth, efficiency, force, freedom, improvement, liberals, life, men, stupidity, trade, work, and world

It is July 15, 1903. Cockran is speaking to the Liberal Club in London, England, and "liberal" at the turn of the century means what "conservative" means today - freedom. Your free trade system makes the whole industrial life of the world one vast scheme of cooperation for your benefit. At this moment, in every quarter of the globe, forces are at work to supply your necessities and improve your condition. As I speak, men are tending flocks on Australian fields and shearing wool which will clothe you during the coming winter. On western lands, men are reaping grain to supply your daily bread. In mines deep underground, men are swinging pickaxes and shovels to wrest from the bosom of the Earth the ores essential to the efficiency of your industry. Under tropical skies, hands are gathering, from bending boughs, luscious fruits which in a few days will be offered for your consumption in the streets of London. Over shining rails, locomotives are drawing trains, on heaving surges, sailors are piloting barks, through arid deserts Arabs are guiding caravans, all charged with the fruits of industry to be placed here freely at your feet. You alone, among all the peoples of the Earth, encourage this gracious tribute and enjoy its full benefit, for here alone it is received freely, without imposition, restriction or tax, while everywhere else, barriers are raised against it by stupidity and folly.

William Bourke Cockran (1854 - 1923)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Will Rogers on stupidity

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Contributed by: Zaady

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