With Maturity Comes Despair

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

*Jane Austen

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Because Humans Can Accomplish Anything. . . Including the Truly Idiotic

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

**Elbert Hubbard

Practical Laws

“Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years we would be the smartest race of people on Earth.”

**Will Rogers

Don’t Remind Me

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
**Marcus Proust

Can You Convert Someone to Intelligent Thought?

“Evil isn’t the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it’s a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make a difference.” 

**Jim Butcher

Way Too Much of It

“The two most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and Stupidity”

**Harlan Ellison

Stupidity is Endless

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has

its limits.”

–Albert Einstein