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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Stupidity
 
  For of a truth stupidity is strong—most strong, as the poet Schiller sings, “Against stupidity the very gods fight unvictorious.” There is in it a placid inexhaustibility—a calm viscous infinitude—which will baffle even the gods,—which will say calmly, “Try all your lightnings here: see whether I cannot quench them.”  1
 
 
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