Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There is no force more potent in the modern world than stupidity fueled by greed.edward abbey
There was something about such reflex stupidity that never failed to irritate him.gregory benford
Suspending moral judgment is not the immorality of the novel; it is its morality. The morality that stands against the ineradicable human habit of judging instantly, ceaselessly, and everyone; of judging before, and in the absence of, understanding. From the viewpoint of the novel’s wisdom, that fervid readiness to judge is the most detestable stupidity, the most pernicious evil.Milan Kundera
stupidity is an attempt to iron out all differences, and not to use or value them creatively.bill mollison
I recalled when I worked in the woods and the bars of Madras,Oregon. That short-haired joy and roughness Americayour stupidity. I could almost love you again.
Unfortunately, computers are?stupid.Unlike human beings, computers possess the truly profound stupidity of the inanimate.Bruce Sterling
Is it still "artificial intelligence" when the task is to model human stupidity, or would only preventing its devastating consequences get an "AI" rating?erik naggum
If one has no courage to denounce, if one bows to madness and stupidity, how can one ever hope to cope with the other wrongs of humanity exploited in the same fashion by Communists?madame ngo dinh nhu
Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.george s. patton
Empathize with stupidity and you’re halfway to thinking like an idiot.iain banks
Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be.lois mcmaster bujold
It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.george gissing
Since we proposed punctuated equilibria to explain trends, it is infuriating to be quoted again and again by creationists whether through design or stupidity, I do not know as admitting that the fossil record includes no transitional forms. Transitional forms are generally lacking at the species level, but they are abundant between larger groups.stephen jay gould
The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet and Führer, and sometimes it is luckily the other way round as well, or else mankind would long since have perished of stupidity.carl jung
There was an attraction at first that Mr Baldwin should not be clever. But when he forever sentimentalises about his own stupidity , the charm is broken.john maynard keynes
He (John Major) has the mulishness of a weak man with stupidity.norman tebbit
“I am more inclined to punish Hurtiancz for his crassness,” said Ildefonse. “But now he simulates a swinish stupidity to escape my anger.” “Absolute falsity!” roared Hurtiancz. “I simulate nothing!” Ildefonse shrugged. “For all his deficiencies as polemicist and magician, Hurtiancz at least is candid.”jack vance
Fervid readiness to judge is the most detestable stupidity , the most pernicious evil .
More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.
Fervid readiness to judge is the most detestable stupidity, the most pernicious evil.Milan Kundera
Nobody, I believe, will deny, that we are to form our judgment of the true nature of the human mind, not from sloth and stupidity of the most degenerate and vilest of men, but from the sentiments and fervent desires of the best and wisest of the species.robert leighton
For what is there more hideous than avarice, more brutal than lust, more contemptible than cowardice, more base than stupidity and folly?
Weapons-Grade stupidity: Tech-support slang for customer intelligence that is so low it poses a severe hazard to those who come in contact with it.