„Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.“

Forrás: Culture and Value (1980), p. 39e

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Ludwig Wittgenstein fénykép
Ludwig Wittgenstein7
osztrák-brit filozófus 1889 - 1951

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Stephen King fénykép
Octave Mirbeau fénykép

„Translation: The greatest danger of bombs is in the explosion of stupidity that they provoke.“

—  Octave Mirbeau French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright 1848 - 1917

Le plus grand danger de la bombe est dans l'explosion de bêtise qu'elle provoque.
Pour Jean Grave, Le Journal (19 Feb 1894)

Sam Levenson fénykép
Bill Cosby fénykép
Mark Twain fénykép
Isaac Asimov fénykép

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

—  Isaac Asimov, könyv Second Foundation

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

Lois McMaster Bujold fénykép

„The will to be stupid is a very powerful force.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, könyv Brothers in Arms

Forrás: Vorkosigan Saga, Brothers in Arms (1989)

Slavoj Žižek fénykép
Nassim Nicholas Taleb fénykép

„The best test of whether someone is extremely stupid (or extremely wise) is whether financial and political news makes sense to him.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, könyv The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Forrás: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 87

Sam Levenson fénykép
Thomas Szasz fénykép

„The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.“

—  Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012

"Personal Conduct" http://books.google.com/books?id=IYOcAQAAQBAJ&q=%22The+stupid+neither+forgive+nor+forget+the+na%C3%AFve+forgive+and+forget+the+wise+forgive+but+do+not+forget%22&pg=PA177#v=onepage, p. 51. http://openlibrary.org/works/OL15151528W/The_Second_Sin
The Second Sin (1973)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fénykép
Thomas Carlyle fénykép

„With stupidity and sound digestion man may front much.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

Bk. II, ch. 4.
1830s, Sartor Resartus (1833–1834)

Friedrich Schiller fénykép

„Against stupidity the very gods
Themselves contend in vain.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, The Maid of Orleans

Die Jungfrau von Orleans (The Maid of Orleans) (1801), Act III, sc. vi (as translated by Anna Swanwick)
Variants of the most commonly quoted portion:
Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
Against stupidity the gods themselves labor in vain.
Against stupidity the gods themselves fight unvictorious
Against stupidity even the gods contend in vain.
Against stupidity gods themselves contend in vain.
With stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
Kontextus: Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yield!
Against stupidity the very gods
Themselves contend in vain. Exalted reason,
Resplendent daughter of the head divine,
Wise foundress of the system of the world,
Guide of the stars, who art thou then if thou,
Bound to the tail of folly's uncurbed steed,
Must, vainly shrieking with the drunken crowd,
Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.
Accursed, who striveth after noble ends,
And with deliberate wisdom forms his plans!
To the fool-king belongs the world.

Eric Temple Bell fénykép

„Fashion as king is sometimes a very stupid ruler.“

—  Eric Temple Bell mathematician and science fiction author born in Scotland who lived in the United States for most of his life 1883 - 1960

Forrás: Mathematics: Queen and Servant of Science (1938), p. 146
Kontextus: Fashion as king is sometimes a very stupid ruler. As was observed a little way back, the kernel of Plücker's theory of geometric dimensionality is that the dimensionality of a given space is not an absolute constant, but depends upon the elements, accepted as irreducible, in terms of which the space is described.

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