On Stupidity

“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools."

Herbert Spencer, English philosopher and political theorist

“There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity."

Robertson Davies, novelist, playwright, journalist, and professor

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Published: January 24, 2007Last updated: January 24, 2007

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