The first step in a fascist movement is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other.— Bertrand Russell
Terrific Stupid Men quotations
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
When I was 17, my father was so stupid, I didn't want to be seen with him in public. When I was 24, I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in just 7 years.
To the intelligent man or woman, life appears infinitely mysterious.
But the stupid have an answer for every question.
When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for others. Same thing when you are stupid.
Plants are shaped by cultivation and men by education.
.. We are born weak, we need strength; we are born totally unprovided, we need aid; we are born stupid, we need judgment. Everything we do not have at our birth and which we need when we are grown is given us by education.
The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself.
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
An Honest politician will not be tolerated by a democracy unless he is very stupid ... because only a very stupid man can honestly share the prejudices of more than half the nation.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
It is the height of stupidity to claim that men who for a thousand years have had the power to berate us, to fleece us and to oppress us with impunity, will now agree, with good grace, to be our equals.
Worrying is stupid. It is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.
Two things in life are infinite; the stupidity of man and the mercy of God.
I love drinking now and then. It defecates the standing pool of thought. A man perpetually in the paroxysm and fears of inebriety is like a half-drowned stupid wretch condemned to labor unceasingly in water; but a now-and-then tribute to Bacchus is like the cold bath, bracing and invigorating.
Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There are four types of men in the world: lovers, opportunists, lookers-on, and imbeciles. The happiest are the imbeciles.
Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.
Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Women are more balanced than men. Where the most brilliant minds have so far have mostly belonged to men, no women has ever been as stupid as a man can be.
I am the harvest of man's stupidity. I am the fruit of the holocaust. I prayed like you to survive, but look at me now. It is over for us who are dead, but you must struggle, and will carry the memories all your life. People back home will wonder why you can't forget.
A stupid man behaves stupidly, not because he wants to, or tries to, or is motivated to, but simply because he is what he is.
Don't let little stupid things break your happiness
We're not sexists, we're chauvinists - we're male chauvinist pigs, and we're happy to be because we think that's what men were destined to be. We think that's what women want.
Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.
War is mankind's most tragic and stupid folly;
to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men. Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of Washington - not of Genghis Khan. For Americans, only threat to our way of life justifies resort to conflict.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid.
Actually, it's quite the opposite: a woman having large breasts makes men stupid.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is.
[...] A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl.
Don’t do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset
According to the first image of international relations, the locus of the important causes of war is found in the nature and behavior of man. Wars result from selfishness, from misdirected aggressive impulses, from stupidity.
It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.
Consider the average intelligence of the common man, then realize 50% are even stupider.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has it limits.
Great architecture has only two natural enemies: water and stupid men.
However stupid a fools words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man.
If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.
Women have in their natures something akin to owls and fireflies.
While men grow stupid and sleepy towards evening, they become brighter and more open-eyed, and show a propensity to flit and sparkle under the light of chandeliers.
An intelligent woman has millions of born enemies... all the stupid men.