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.

Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field.     

John Gregory Dunne

Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be 'too clever by half.' The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three quarters.     

John Major

Life's tough but it's tougher if you’re stupid.     

John Wayne

Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.     

Margaret Atwood

The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.     

Mark Twain

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.     

Mark Twain

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.     

Martin Luther King

Life is hard, but it's harder if you're stupid.     

Michael Crichton

A man must be a little mad if he does not want to be even more stupid.     

Michel de Montaigne

The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.     

Oscar Wilde

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.     

Oscar Wilde

The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.     

Oscar Wilde

There is no sin except stupidity.     

Oscar Wilde

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.     

P. J. O'Rourke

I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a 'learning experience.' Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I’ve done as a 'learning experience.' It makes me feel less stupid.     

P.J. O’Rourke

Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent’s blade.     

Patricia Briggs

A stupid child is ruin to a father, and a wife’s quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.     

Proverbs 19:13-14

The downside of playing dumb is that you sound dumb.     

Rachel Maddow

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.     

Sloan Wilson

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary, and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.     

Thomas Mann

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.     

Thomas Szasz

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.     


Without stupid people we would have no one to laugh at take the time and thank a stupid person for their contribution.     


God must love stupid people - He made so many.     


Smart may have the brains but Stupid has the balls.     


To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.     


The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.     

Walter Bagehot

Lord, what fools these mortals be!     

William Shakespeare