[He] was endowed with a stupidity which by the least little stretch would go
around the globe four times and tie.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
...there are some things that can beat smartness and foresight. Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him.
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
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