Silly quotes


The minkukel database is filled with quotes and proverbs about brains and cleverness, wisdom and stupidity, serious and unserious thoughts.

Actually, they are not at all silly quotes, … some are very clever or wise ones.

Don’t worry if you don’t understand them.




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Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

Hedy Lamarr

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity


As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

Fran├žois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

As stupid as a pig’s behind.

Better a stupid wife than a mess at home.

Togolese proverb

Better flatter a fool than fight him.

Don’t argue with stupid people.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won’t get much out of him, but with that other guy I can’t keep what I’ve got.

Gen Lewis B Hershey

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.


Can there anywhere be a breed of people more irritating and imbecilic than disc jockeys?

Lost Continent
Bill Bryson

Children and fools tell the truth.

Computers can never replace human stupidity.

Do you want zillions off your state taxes even at the risk of crippling education?
‘Oh, yes!’ the people cry.
Do you want TV that would make an imbecile weep?
‘Yes, please!’
Shall we indulge ourselves with the greatest orgy of consumer spending that the world has ever known?
‘Sounds neat! Let’s go for it!’

Lost Continent
Bill Bryson

Even idiots occasionally speak the truth accidentally.

Whose Body?
Dorothy L. Sayers

Every time someone comes up with a foolproof solution, along comes a more-talented fool


Everyone has a right to be stupid some just abuse the right.

Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.

Proverbs 9:13

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Learn from your own mistakes.

Fools are wise until they speak.

Randle Cotgrave

Fools never get grey hair.

French proverb

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Fools speak while the wise listen


Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of stupidity.

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

Elbert Hubbard

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