16 Quotes On The “Infinite Stupidity” Of Human Beings

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When it comes to human stupidity, it’s better to listen to what great minds have to say. You all know that very famous one from Einstein: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the former.” Although there are rumors that Einstein didn’t really say that, it inspired us to make a list of quotes on stupidity anyway. Here are 16 wise words from very smart people on the stupidity of human beings!

1. "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."


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2. "True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance."



3. “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”


Francis Bacon

4. "You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself."


Ethel Barrymore

5. "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future."


Niels Bohr

6. “A fool can always find a greater fool to admire him.”


Nicolas Boileau

7. "In politics stupidity is not a handicap."


Napoleon Bonaparte

8. “Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular, non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.”


Carlo Cipolla

9. "It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well."


René Descartes

10. “The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.”


Fyodor Dostoyevsky

11. “It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”.


Mark Twain

12. “To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.”


Gustave Flaubert

13. “If fifty-million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.”


Anatole France

14. "Maybe violent wickedness can be decapitated, but stupidity has too many heads."


André Glucksmann

15. "What experience and history teach is this — that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it."


Friedrich Hegel

16. “The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything..."


Milan Kundera

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