Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
It is so hard for an evolutionary biologist to write about extinction caused by human stupidity. […] Let me then float an unconventional plea, the inverse of the usual argument. […] The extinction of Partula is unfair to Partula . That is the conventional argument, and I do not challenge its primacy. But we need a humanistic ecology as well, both for the practical reason that people will always touch people more than snails do or can, and for the moral reason that humans are legitimately the measure of all ethical questions for these are our issues, not nature's.stephen jay gould
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
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
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
stupidity is an attempt to iron out all differences, and not to use or value them creatively.bill mollison
Unfortunately, computers are?stupid.Unlike human beings, computers possess the truly profound stupidity of the inanimate.Bruce Sterling
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
I look at you and I see the final triumph of stupidity in the world!lorraine hansberry
Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.george s. patton
Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be.lois mcmaster bujold
With stupidity and sound digestion man may front much.thomas carlyle
Memory is often the attribute of stupidity ; it generally belongs to heavy spirits whom it makes even heavier by the baggage it loads them down with.françois-rené de chateaubriand
Nature is objective, and nature is knowable, but we can only view her through a glass darkly and many clouds upon our vision are of our own making: social and cultural biases, psychological preferences, and mental limitations (in universal modes of thought, not just individualized stupidity).stephen jay gould
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
It seems to me certain that more people are killed out of righteous stupidity than out of wickedness.karl popper
“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.Milan Kundera
For what is there more hideous than avarice, more brutal than lust, more contemptible than cowardice, more base than stupidity and folly?
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity.dwight Eisenhower
Your stupidity amazes me.