The proverb says that Providence protects children and idiots. This is really true. I know because I have tested it.
Whether it’s the fragment of coding, the fragment of engineering, the fragment of gunnery – you’ll find them all predigested and regulated to a point where you’d have to search the insane asylums to find people who could muff the jobs. Remember that one point. It explains, and reconciles you to, all the Navy Regulations, […]
Do they think we’re idiots?
Idiot, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. The Idiot’s activity is not confined to any special field of thought or action, but “pervades and regulates the whole.”
By dint of railing at idiots you run the risk of becoming idiotic yourself.
I, Tiberius Claudius . . ., who was once, and not so long ago either, known to my friends and relatives and associates as “Claudius the Idiot,” or “that Claudius,”… or at best as “Poor Uncle Claudius,” am now about to write this strange history of my life; starting from my earliest childhood and continuing […]
Idiot Box, n.: The part of the envelope that tells a person where to place the stamp when they can’t quite figure it out for themselves.
When God has created a perfect idiot, He says to him, “You shall be a tenor!” (baritone)
He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.
It seems to me that one of the prime jobs of every educated man on this earth is to denounce charlatans. New ones are always popping up, and the common run of idiots are always succumbing to them. There is little if any difference between one and another.