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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.
The greatest of all sins is stupidity.
The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.
We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.
To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
Man is the inventor of stupidity.
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
Stupidity is a force unto itself.
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
I don't want anything I don't deserve, [but] if they offer me more money, I'm not stupid.
It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
It is against stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle. But how can we wonder at the want of sense on the part of those who have had no advantages, when we see such plentiful absence of that commodity on the part of those who have had all the advantages?
The Cardinal is at his wit's end -- it is true that he had not far to go.
The key to the age may be this, or that, or the other, as the young orators describe; the key to all ages is -- Imbecility; imbecility in the vast majority of men, at all times, and, even in heroes, in all but certain eminent moments; victims of gravity, custom, and fear.
The question now is: Can we understand our stupidity? This is a test of intellect, not of character.
There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.
To accuse another of having weak kidneys, lungs, or heart, is not a crime; on the contrary, saying he has a weak brain is a crime. To be considered stupid and to be told so is more painful than being called gluttonous, mendacious, violent, lascivious, lazy, cowardly: every weakness, every vice, has found its defenders, its rhetoric, its ennoblement and exaltation, but stupidity hasn't.
Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.
Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless.
If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Stupidity is the friend of evil.
It is much easier for good to deal with evil than it is for good to deal with stupidity.
It was absolutely marvelous working for Wolfgang Pauli. You could ask him anything. There was no worry that he would think a particular question was stupid, since he thought all questions were stupid.
Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.
When I want to be reminded of stupidity, especially my own, I turn on the TV.
Too much fame, money or alcohol can make you stupid.
How can you effectively fight stupidity? The answer is simple: it’s not easy. Carl William Brown

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