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I don't want anything I don't deserve, [but] if they offer me more money, I'm not stupid.

Author: Antonio Banderas (1960)

Profession: Spanish Actor

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?

Author: William Booth (1829-1912)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Salvation Army Founder

It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.

Author: Sherrill Brown


The Cardinal is at his wit's end -- it is true that he had not far to go.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

The two most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.

Author: Harlan Ellison


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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The question now is: Can we understand our stupidity? This is a test of intellect, not of character.

Author: John King Fairbank


He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.

Author: Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

Profession: French Artist

Stupidity is without anxiety.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Man is the inventor of stupidity.

Author: Remy De Gourmont (1858-1915)

Profession: French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright

There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist