Stupid People Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old stupid people quotes, stupid people sayings, and stupid people proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


What luck for rulers that men do not think.     

Adolf Hitler

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.     

Albert Einstein

A stupid man, the most dangerous animal of them all.     

Ariana Franklin

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.     

Benjamin Franklin

Sure the people are stupid, the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows.     

Bernard DeVoto

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

Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.     

Bertrand Russell

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.     

Charles Bukowski

Unless one pretends to be stupid and deaf, it is difficult to be a mother-in-law or father-in-law.     

Chinese Proverb

You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don’t think there’s anything man wasn't meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do.     

David Cronenberg

Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil, it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless.     

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.     

Edith Sitwell

Stupid is as stupid does.     

Forrest Gump

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.     

Frank Zappa

You even called me stupid in your verse, and I’m almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved, you are quite an expert, friend.     

Franz Grillparzer

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

A pity about the people! they are brave enough comrades, but they have heads like a soap boiler's.     

Friedrich Schiller

A zombie film is not fun without a bunch of stupid people running around and observing how they fail to handle the situation.     

George A. Romero

I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals.     

George Berkeley

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.     

George Bernard Shaw

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.     

George Carlin

Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.     

George Carlin

The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.     

George Carlin

To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.     

Gustave Flaubert

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.     

Harlan Ellison

Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.     

Heinrich Heine

There are more fools in the world than there are people.     

Heinrich Heine

Stupidity makes you dangerous to yourself and everyone around you.     

Jennifer Lee Carrell

There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are only two races on this planet, the intelligent and the stupid.     

John Fowles