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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Blockhead
 
  Heaven and earth fight in vain against a dunce!
Schiller.    
  1
  A blockhead cannot come in, nor go away, nor sit, nor rise, nor stand, like a man of sense.
La Bruyère.    
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  There never was any party, faction, sect, or cabal whatsoever, in which the most ignorant were not the most violent; for a bee is not a busier animal than a blockhead.
Pope.    
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