'If I had them on I could find out which men in my kingdom are unfit for the offices they hold; I could distinguish the wise from the stupid! Yes, this cloth must be woven for me at once.' And he gave both the impostors much money, so that they might begin their work.
But he remembered when he thought about it that whoever was stupid or not fit for his office would not be able to see it.
Not stupid dolts, nor fat bourgeois swine of business men, but men of temperament, of flame and fire; madmen, maybe, but a lawless, royal race of madmen.
"Stupid women, and all are stupid, think the first winning of the man the final victory.
The penalty paid by the stupid
man is simpler, easier.
But I must tell you another thing of Fanny, so odd and so stupid
. Do you know, she says she does not want to learn either music or drawing."
Never mind, though, pussy and doggie, we like you both all the better for your being stupid
. We all like stupid
'I've only got the news in this letter, which you stigmatize as dull and stupid
, and won't let me read.'
"Of course I don't care, but still I feel ashamed and awfully stupid
," thought Levin, consoling himself with the reflection that everyone does it.
They are all stupid
when they are not crafty, and very few of them are crafty.
In my domain they become assured; all stupid
shame fleeth away; they empty themselves.
I seem in unusually good spirits; my perception of things is clear, I feel as light and cheerful as though I were in heaven; but I know for a certainty, that if to-morrow a dim remembrance of it should swim before my mind, it will then seem nothing but stupid
nonsense, as I have often experienced already--especially before I enlisted under the banner of the police, for that dispels like a whirlwind all the visions of an unfettered imagination.