Anyone taken as an individual is tolerably sensible—as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead.
How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily! But how hard to make a man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms! Tosparethegrossness ofthenames, and to dothe thing yet moreseverely, isto drawa full face, and tomake the nose and cheeks stand out, and yet not to employ any depth of shadowing.john dryden
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumbers in his head.Alexander Pope
It is intolerable that it should be in the power of one blockhead to do so much mischief.charles james fox
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.samuel johnson
But we, O blockhead, with dogged spite and armored love shall force those deaf dark powers to grow ears and hear us! I know that God is earless, eyeless, and heartless too, a brainless Dragon Worm that crawls on earth and hopes in anguish and then in secret that we'll give him soul, for then he, too, may sprout ears, eyes, to match his growth, but God is clay in my ten fingers, and I mould him!Nikos Kazantzakis
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.Alexander Pope
The character of a gentleman [I take it] may be explained nearly thus: A blackguard is a fellow who does not care whom he offends; a clown is a blockhead who does not know when he offends; A gentleman is one who understands and shows every mark of deference to the claims of self-love in others, and exacts it in return from them.
I have now come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason; I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.Abraham Lincoln