stupidity

A Quote by Will Rogers on education and stupidity

There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by Will Rogers on forgiveness, generosity, people, stupidity, and weakness

The American people are very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by Wilfred Owen on boldness, bravery, day, death, dreams, home, improvement, justice, laughter, murder, stupidity, war, and wives

The Dead-Beat He dropped, - more sullenly than wearily, Lay stupid like a cod, heavy like meat, And none of us could kick him to his feet; -Just blinked at my revolver, blearily; -Didn't appear to know a war was on, Or see the blasted trench at which he stared. 'I'll do 'em in,' he whined, 'if this hand's spared, I'll murder them, I will.' A low voice said, 'It's Blighty, p'raps, he sees; his pluck's all gone, Dreaming of all the valiant, that aren't dead: Bold uncles, smiling ministerially; Maybe his brave young wife, getting her fun In some new home, improved materially. It's not these stiffs have crazed him; nor the Hun.' We sent him down at last, out of the way. Unwounded; - stout lad, too, before that strafe. Malingering? Stretcher-bearers winked, 'Not half!' Next day I heard the Doc.'s well-whiskied laugh: 'That scum you sent last night soon died. Hooray!'

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

Source: The Dead-Beat

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on animals, earth, income, labor, love, poetry, and stupidity

Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others . . . And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on stupidity

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on stupidity, success, and world

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on hell, intelligence, paradise, and stupidity

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Source: Ninety-three, 1874

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A Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin on art, boredom, children, despair, evil, facts, habits, happiness, intelligence, joy, laws, life, losing, maturity, nobility, pain, passion, people, police, praise, rules, secrets, simplicity, slavery, society, stupidity, tr

They did not use swords, or keep slaves. They were not barbarians. I do not know the rules and laws of their society, but I suspect that they were singularly few. As they did without monarchy and slavery, so they also got on without the stock exchange, the advertisement, the secret police, and the bomb. Yet I repeat that these were not simple folk, not dulcet shepherds, noble savages, bland utopians. They were not less complex than us. The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold, we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy. How can I tell you about the people of Omelas? They were not naive and happy children - though their children were, in fact happy. They were mature, intelligent, passionate adults whose lives were not wretched

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)

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A Quote by unknown on facts, needs, and stupidity

The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views . . . which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.

unknown

Source: Doctor Who

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A Quote by Harlan Ellison on stupidity and world

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

Harlan Ellison

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