Stupidity is something we all have in common. You may recognize yourself in these proverbs and quotes about stupidity.

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'Stupid as a man,' say the women: 'cowardly as a woman,' say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

'What's rather dubious?' inquired Mr. Ben Allen, at the same time sharpening his intellect with a draught of beer. 'What's dubious?'
Charles Dickens
Source: The Pickwick Papers

A brainiac notices everything, an ignoramus comments about everything.
Heinrich Heine

A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other.
(unknown author)

A clever wife often sleeps with a stupid husband.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams

A fool and his money are soon parted.
A foolish person usually spends money without thinking.

A fool at forty is a fool forever.
If a person hasn't matured by the age of 40, they never will.

A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.

A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Source: Self-Reliance

A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
Israel Zangwil

A promise is a comfort for a fool.

A stupid friend is a greater plague than a wise enemy.

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
Bertrand Russell

A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice.
Bill Cosby

Against stupidity God Himself is helpless.

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
Friedrich von Schiller

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
John Stuart Mill

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
Eric Hoffer

An empty vessel makes much noise.
Foolish or stupid people talk too much.

An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend.

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Victor Hugo

Any fool can get into a fight, but a wise man knows how to stay out of them.
Ken Follett
Source: The Pillars of the Earth

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Hedy Lamarr

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity
(unknown author)

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
François de La Rochefoucauld

As stupid as a pig's behind.

Better a sick body than an ignorant mind.

Better a stupid wife than a mess at home.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
William Shakespeare

Better flatter a fool than fight him.
Don't argue with stupid people.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won't get much out of him, but with that other guy I can't keep what I've got.
Lewis Blaine Hershey

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.

Can there anywhere be a breed of people more irritating and imbecilic than disc jockeys?
Bill Bryson
Source: Lost Continent

Children and fools tell the truth.

Computers can never replace human stupidity.
(unknown author)

Courage is facing your fears. Stupidity is fearing nothing.
Todd Bellemare

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
Edwin H. Land

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H.L. Mencken

Do you want zillions off your state taxes even at the risk of crippling education?
'Oh, yes!' the people cry.
Do you want TV that would make an imbecile weep?
'Yes, please!'
Shall we indulge ourselves with the greatest orgy of consumer spending that the world has ever known?
'Sounds neat! Let's go for it!'
Bill Bryson
Source: Lost Continent

Even idiots occasionally speak the truth accidentally.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Source: Whose Body?

Every time someone comes up with a foolproof solution, along comes a more-talented fool
(unknown author)

Everyone has a right to be stupid some just abuse the right.

Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.
Source: Proverbs 9:13

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
Learn from your own mistakes.

Fools are wise until they speak.
Randle Cotgrave

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