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1. "The earth must be flat – there's a dunce in every corner of it I travel to."
Author: Bauvard
2. "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
3. "When Laurent turned to face him, hiseyes were dark. His lips were parteduncertainly. He had lifted his hand to hisown shoulder, as though chasing a ghosttouch there. He did not look exactlyrelaxed, but the movement did look alittle easier."
Author: C.S. Pacat
4. "Women have an infallible instinct for knowing when a man has fallen madly in love with them, especially when the male in question is both a complete dunce and a minor."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
5. "To whom shall I offer this book, young and sprightly,Neat, polished, wide-margined, and finished politely?To you, my Cornelius, whose learning pedantic,Has dared to set forth in three volumes giganticThe history of ages—ye gods, what a labor!—And still to enjoy the small wit of a neighbor.A man who can be light and learned at once, sir,By life's subtle logic is far from a dunce, sir.So take my small book—if it meet with your favor.The passing of years cannot dull its sweet savor."
Author: Catullus
6. "I will not wear a tulle-tailed dunce cap for anyone or for any reason."
Author: Chautona Havig
7. "Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce."
Author: George Byron
8. "The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces."
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
9. "A brick could be placed in an empty circular room, so that when you tell a dunce to go stand in the corner, he won't feel so stupid and will know where to go."
Author: Jarod Kintz
10. "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
11. "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
12. "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
13. "Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the perfect New Orleans book."
Author: Poppy Z. Brite
14. "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
15. "...And another item from the growing file of people who voluntarily wear dunce caps... You'll be talking cordially to someone and make an offhand reference, 'I recently read where--' and they'll cut you off and say, 'Oh, I don't read'... This is a tragedy on so many different levels. First, because they don't read, they don't know enough to keep it to themselves. Next, and this is the most amazing part, they use a demeaning tone like I'm the stupid one for wasting time with books."
Author: Tim Dorsey
16. "To both the racist and the puritan, childhood is not a time of life that we grow out of, as the life of the child grows out of the life of the parent or as a plant grows out of the soil, but a time and state of consciousness to be left behind, to cut oneself off from ... The child may be joyous, the man must be sober and self-denying; the child may be free, the man is to be "responsible"; the child may be candid in his feelings, the man must be polite, restrained, mindful of the demands of convention; the child may be playful, the man must be industrious. I am not necessarily objecting to the manly virtues, but I am objecting that they should be so exclusively assigned to grownups, and that grownups should be so exclusively restricted to them. A man may have all the prescribed adult virtues and, if he lacks the childhood virtues, still be a dunce and a bore and a liar."
Author: Wendell Berry

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