We have now educated ourselves into a state of complete imbecility.

— Malcolm Muggeridge

Genuine Imbecile quotations

Africa with 400 million Black People can do it.

If you cannot do it, if you are not prepared to do it then you will DIE. You race of cowards, you race of imbeciles, you race of good for-nothings, if you cannot do what other men have done, what other nations have done, what other races have done, THEN YOU HAD BETTER DIE.

There are four types of men in the world: lovers, opportunists, lookers-on, and imbeciles. The happiest are the imbeciles.

Three generations of imbeciles are enough.

There are four types: the cretin, the imbecile, the stupid and the mad.

Normality is a balanced mixture of all four.

The Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine - but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity might be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight.

You'd have to be an imbecile or hypocrite to imagine that a professional cyclist who rides 235 days a year can hold himself together without stimulants.

Can it really be said that before the day of our pretentious science, humanity was composed solely of imbeciles and the superstitious?

Whenever government assumes to deliver us from the trouble of thinking for ourselves, the only consequences it produces are those of torpor and imbecility.

One of the most obvious results of having a baby around the house is to turn two good people into complete idiots who probably wouldn't have been much worse than mere imbeciles without it.

An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -- that is critical genius.

Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.

The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human imbecility for the guidance of future professors.

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.

The camera's a ballpoint pen, an imbecile;

it's not worth anything if you don't have anything to say.

The dogmatism of science has become a new orthodoxy, disseminated by the Media and a State educational system with a thoroughness and subtlety far exceeding anything of the kind achieved by the Inquisition; to the point that to believe today in a miraculous happening like the Virgin Birth is to appear a kind of imbecile.

The worst that can happen under monarchy is rule by a single imbecile, but democracy often means the rule by an assembly of three or four hundred imbeciles.

It is the beginning of wisdom when you recognize that the best you can do is choose which rules you want to live by, and it's persistent and aggravated imbecility to pretend you can live without any.

The world is turning into a cesspool of imbeciles.

God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.

A certain moral imbecility marks all ethnocentric movements.

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

He [John Hampden] knew that the essence of war is violence, and that moderation in war is imbecility.

The Bible. That is what fools have written, what imbeciles commend, what rogues teach and young children are made to learn by heart.

Christianity - An old metaphysical romance, filled with marvels, contradictions, and absurdity, born in the ardent imagination of Orientals, has spread into our Europe. Enthusiasts have purveyed it, careerists have pretended to accept it, imbeciles have believed it.

By the year 2070 we cannot say, or it would be imbecile to do so, that any man alive could understand Shakespearean experience better than Shakespeare, whereas any decent eighteen-year-old student of physics will know more physics than Newton.

A person may be a moron or an imbecile if he is lacking in judgment;

but with good judgment he can never be either. Indeed the rest of the intellectual faculties seem of little importance in comparison with judgment.

Rock 'n roll smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiteration and sly, lewd, in plain fact, dirty lyrics ... manages to be the martial music of every side-burned delinquent on the face of the earth.

My dear creature, I have done with all debate.

But you know as well as I, patriotism is a word; and one that generally comes to mean either MY COUNTRY, RIGHT OR WRONG, which is infamous, or MY COUNTRY IS ALWAYS RIGHT, which is imbecile.

The epithets of imbeciles have never bothered me.

What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has only his eyes if he's a painter, or ears if he's a musician, or a lyre at every level of his heart if he's a poet, or even, if he's a boxer, just his muscles? On the contrary, he's at the same time a political being, constantly alive to heart-rending, burning, or happy events in the world.

When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger.

The only thing I want to say is, I know I'm not Einstein, but I'm not the queen of the imbeciles either.

Women in general seem to me to be appreciably more intelligent than men.

A great many of them suffer in silence from the imbecilities of their husbands.

The only valid political system is one that can handle an imbecile in power without suffering from it

When God created man and woman, he did not take a patent.

That's why any imbecile has been able to do so ever since.