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
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
In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity.Konrad Adenauer
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
It is of first-rate importance to notice from the start that stupidity is not the same thing, or the same sort of thing, as ignorance. There is no incompatibility between being well-informed and being silly, and a person who has a good nose for arguments or jokes may have a bad head for facts.Gilbert Ryle
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
Nonsense prevails, modesty fails Grace and virtue turn into stupidity While the calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise And our leaders have feasts on the backsides of beasts They still think they're the gods of antiquity If something you missed didn't even exist It was just an ideal is it such a surprise?elvis costello
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
In explaining any puzzling Washington phenomenon, always choose stupidity over conspiracy, incompetence over cunning. Anything else gives them too much credit.charles krauthammer
It seems to me certain that more people are killed out of righteous stupidity than out of wickedness.karl popper
Courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity , or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.erwin rommel
Fervid readiness to judge is the most detestable stupidity, the most pernicious evil.Milan Kundera
The impenetrable stupidity of Prince George (son-in-law of James II.) served his turn. It was his habit, when any news was told him, to exclaim, "Est il possible?" "Is it possible?"
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.