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

—  George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra

Act III http://books.google.com/books?id=3wAOAQAAMAAJ
Fonte: 1890s, Caesar and Cleopatra (1898)

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„He was always boasting of his ancestors, as stupid people do who are aware that they have done nothing themselves to boast about.“

—  Robert Graves, livro I, Claudius

Fonte: I, Claudius (1934), Ch. 5.
Contexto: My tutor I have already mentioned, Marcus Porcius Cato who was, in his own estimation at least, a living embodiment of that ancient Roman virtue which his ancestors had one after the other shown. He was always boasting of his ancestors, as stupid people do who are aware that they have done nothing themselves to boast about. He boasted particularly of Cato the Censor, who of all characters in Roman history is to me perhaps the most hateful, as having persistently championed the cause of "ancient virtue" and made it identical in the popular mind with churlishness, pedantry and harshness.

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„The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise.“

—  Isaac Asimov, livro Second Foundation

Fonte: The Foundation series (1951–1993), Second Foundation (1953), Chapter 8 “Seldon’s Plan”

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„In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity.“

—  Konrad Adenauer German statesman, Federal Chancellor of Germany, politician (CDU) 1876 - 1967

As quoted in A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (1965) by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., p. 291 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=uFhNxX5lrNEC&pg=PA291&dq=stupidity

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„Ordinarily he is insane, but he has lucid moments when he is only stupid.“

—  Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856

Of Savoye, appointed ambassador to Frankfurt by Lamartine (1848); as quoted in Insults : A Practical Anthology of Scathing Remarks and Acid Portraits (1941) by Max John Herzberg, p. 74

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„He (John Major) has the mulishness of a weak man with stupidity.“

—  Norman Tebbit English politician 1931

[Source: The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt: Volume 3, p. 437.]

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