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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stupid


 "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Albert Einstein    (the first is unproven and the second a surety)

 "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity."
  Martin Luther King, Jr.    ( the tea party masses & the over the top liberals)

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." 
 Anonymous             (see the record of George Bush II)

 "Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."
Confucius      (the first shows lack of wisdom and the second is reality)

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
 Bertrand Russell                   ( see Congress )

"Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders."
 Sloan Wilson            (a sad commentary on today’s politics)

"Stupid is as stupid does."
Forrest Gump          (A truly wise man that Forrest)

"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget."
Thomas Szasz     (indeed!)

 "When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."
 George Bernard Shaw                     (or yours or it’s unpatriotic if you don’t)

"Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows."
Bernard Devoto    (let’s hope this is correct)

 "A clever wife often sleeps with a stupid husband."
 Chinese proverb

"Unless one pretends to be stupid and deaf, it is difficult to be a mother-in-law or father-in-law." Chinese proverb                       (tell me about it)
"The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them."

     Oscar Wilde   (I’ve been there done that)

 "We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already."
 G.C. Lichtenberg   (I have a few wise friends….:)

 "I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a 'learning experience.' Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I’ve done as a 'learning experience.' It makes me feel less stupid."
 P.J. O’Rourke  (I learned a lot in the sixties.)

  "Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be 'too clever by half.' The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters."
John Major    (and he got to be Prime Minister in a close vote)

 "You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don’t think there’s anything man wasn’t meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn’t do."
David Cronenberg   (the trouble is it’s not always easy to recognize which ones are really stupid)

10 comments:

Linda said...

I had to laugh at a few of these quotes. One of my favourite quotes: It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Montanagirl said...

Good post! Most of them rather rang true.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh ya, how true, most of them, Francine.

Lo said...

Oh, I loved all of these......my primary pet peeve is stupidity.....mine and everyone else's.

Ms Sparrow said...

Wonderful quotes! The picture of the man with the rock delicately balanced over his head reminds me of my son's reason for always wearing his motorcycle helmet, "My head is my most precious possession."

Anonymous said...

In response to: (tell me about it)
"Unless one pretends to be stupid and deaf, it is difficult to be a mother-in-law or father-in-law." Chinese proverb

On the contrary a whole lot of misunderstandings could be avoided if a person would open their ears and their mind. It would be difficult to be a effective father, grand-father and father-in law if the person does not wear his hearing aides and does not pay any attention to what is happening with the people around him.

Anvilcloud said...

I enjoyed your parenthetical notes.

Retired English Teacher said...

I loved this! You had me smiling throughout the entire reading of it. Great job.

NCmountainwoman said...

So true, so true.

Ien in the Kootenays said...

These were great. How did you collect them all?