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There’s nothing stupid about football. And there’s nothing at all stupid about the Annual All Priests Five-a-Side Over-Seventy-Fives Indoor Football Challenge Match against Rugged Island. Father Ted s3e5: Escape From Victory, Dougal, Channel 4 1998
The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. Robert G Ingersoll
Too stupid to understand science? Try religion. T-shirts and bumper stickers
Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that? – stupid. Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1965
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein, attributions & variations, cited Frederick S Perls, ‘Ego, Hunger & Aggression’ 1947
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell
A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy
I don’t care what people think. People are stupid. Charles Barkley
I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid. Dorothy Parker
Women deprived of the company of men pine, men deprived of the company of women become stupid. Anton Chekhov, notebook
But if we reason it out simply and not try to be one bit fancy, then what sort of pride can you possibly take or what’s the sense of ever having it, if man is poorly put together as a physiological type and if the enormous majority of the human race is brutal, stupid, and profoundly unhappy. Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. P J O’Rourke
I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise. Blaise Pascal
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. Alexandre Dumas
I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people. Dan Quayle
Harness your stupidity, sir. Red Dwarf s8e4: Cassandra, Kryten to Rimmer, BBC 1999
Nothing in this world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King
In politics stupidity is not a handicap. Napoleon Bonaparte
Evil isn’t the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it’s a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make a difference. Jim Butcher, Vignette
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one’s own industry or by the stupidity of others. Jean de la Bruyere
New Rule: You don’t have to teach both sides of a debate if one side is a load of crap. President Bush recently suggested that public schools should teach intelligent design alongside the theory of evolution, because after all, evolution is ‘just a theory’. Then the president renewed his vow to, ‘drive the terrorists straight over the edge of the earth’.
Here’s what I don’t get: President Bush is a brilliant scientist. He’s the man who proved you could mix two parts booze with one part cocaine and still fly a jet fighter. And yet he just can’t seem to accept that we descended from apes. It seems pathetic to be so insecure about your biological superiority to a group of feces-flinging, rouge-buttocked monkeys that you have to make up fairy tales like, ‘We came from Adam and Eve,’ and then cover stories for Adam and Eve, like intelligent design! Yeah, leaving the earth in the hands of two naked teenagers, that’s a real intelligent design.
I’m sorry, folks, but it may very well be that life is just a series of random events, and that there is no master plan – but enough about Iraq.
There aren’t necessarily two sides to every issue. If there were, the Republicans would have an opposition party. And an opposition party would point out that even though there’s a debate in schools and government about this, there is no debate among scientists. Evolution is supported by the entire scientific community. Intelligent design is supported by the guys on line to see The Dukes of Hazzard.
And the reason there is no real debate is that intelligent design isn’t real science. It’s the equivalent of saying that the Thermos keeps hot things hot and cold things cold because it’s a god. It’s so wilfully ignorant you might as well worship the US mail. ‘It came again! Praise Jesus!’
Stupidity isn’t a form of knowing things. Thunder is high-pressure air meeting low-pressure air – it’s not God bowling. ‘Babies come from storks’ is not a competing school of thought in medical school.
We shouldn’t teach both. The media shouldn’t equate both. If Thomas Jefferson knew we were blurring the line this much between Church and State, he would turn over in his slave.
As for me, I believe in evolution and intelligent design. I think God designed us in his image, but I also think God is a monkey. Bill Maher, The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
I don’t wish America was stupid. But it is stupid. But those are two thoughts. Bill Maher: But I’m Not Wrong, Sky Comedy 2021
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. Gustave Flaubert
In a closed society where everybody’s guilty the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. Hunter S Thompson
We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet. Stephen Hawking
I was always told by my family that I was the thick one. That I was stupid and my brother was the clever one. And I was always so conscious of that. I used to go to the head mistress crying saying I wish I wasn’t so stupid. Diana, to voice coach Peter Settelen 1992 and cited NBC News 30th November 2004
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin
You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity. Snatch 2000 starring Brad Pitt & Vinnie Jones & Jason Statham & Stephen Graham & Alan Ford & Robbie Gee & Lennie James & Ade & Denis Farina & Adam Fogerty et al, director Guy Ritchie, Tony to three robbers
One cannot overestimate the power of a good rancorous hatred on the part of the stupid. The stupid have so much more industry and energy to expend on hating. They build it up like coral insects. Sylvia Townsend Warner, diary 26th September 1954
With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. Friedrich von Schiller, The Maid of Orleans, 1801
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. Frank Zappa
My heart is broken in the face of the stupidity of my species. Joni Mitchell