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1. "In a word, we may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I'm as good as you has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish.The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway the teachers--or should I say, nurses?--will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. The little vermin themselves will do it for us."
Author: C.S. Lewis
2. "The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces."
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
3. "When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him."
Author: Jonathan Swift
4. "When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."[Thoughts on Various Subjects]"
Author: Jonathan Swift
5. "But you are a charming and beautiful dunces, madame. And," he continued in French, "a charming and beautiful womancan get away with murder. Can you imagine that any man here would prosecute you for assassinating our language?"
Author: Loretta Chase
6. "Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the perfect New Orleans book."
Author: Poppy Z. Brite
7. "When, on your dangerous mission gone,You underrate our foes as dunces,Be wary, not of sudden gun,But of your partner at the dances."
Author: Stanley Kunitz

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Opentoe College had some sort of evangelical mission that involved perpetual kindness and hopelessly outdated uniforms. The Harpooners hated them for it. It was unspeakably infuriating that the one school in the UMSCAC that spent less money on its baseball program than Westish always managed to kick their ass. The Opentoe players never talked even the mildest forms of smack. If you worked a walk, the first baseman would say, "Good eye." If you ripped a three-run triple, the third baseman would say, "Nice rip." They smiled when they were behind, and when they were ahead they looked pensive and slightly sad. Their team name was the Holy Poets."
Author: Chad Harbach

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