Wisdom and Stupidity

"A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Ask a question and you're a fool for three minutes; do not ask a question and you're a fool for the rest of your life."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fools learn nothing from wise men; but wise men learn much from fools."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!"

Logan Pearsall Smith
Logan Pearsall Smith "Afterthoughts"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Caesar and Cleopatra"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

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

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King "Strength to Love"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom is more to be envied than riches."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The vintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust and that life is love, laughter, and work."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "A History of Western Philosophy"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He knows everything, absolutely everything. Imagine what an idiot he must be."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver and gold."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A man may be a fool and not know it - but not if he is married."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

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


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are foolish people who recognize their foolishness and use it skillfully."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When a book and a head collide and a hollow sound is heard, must it always have come from the book?"


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

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


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wisdom is not additive; its maximum is that of the wisest man in a given group."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Stupidity is permanent; ignorance can be fixed."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Lectures and Biographical Sketches"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Idiot, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are single thoughts that contain the essence of the whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of large work."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Knowledge is knowing something. Wisdom is knowing what to do with that knowledge."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "The Chronicles of Narnia"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Cabbage, n. A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)