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DULLNESS
[ Also see Blockhead Bores Coxcomb Cunning Efficiency Ennui Fools Ignorance Intelligence Loquacity Mediocrity Obscurity Observation Obtuseness Perception Stupidity Wit ]

For of a truth stupidity is strong, most strong, as the poet Schiller sings, "Against stupidity the very gods fight invictorious.
      - Thomas Carlyle

The head of dullness, unlike the tail of the torpedo, loses nothing of the benumbing and lethargizing influence by reiterated discharges.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

What a comfort a dull but kindly person is, to be sure, at times! A ground-glass shade over a gas lamp does not bring more solace to our dazzled eyes than such a one to our minds.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The worst of it is, dullness is catching.
      - Douglas William Jerrold

He was dull in a new way, and that made many think him great.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

There are some heads which have no windows, and the day can never strike from above; nothing enters from heavenard.
      - Joseph Joubert

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
      - Henry Louis Mencken

Glory and gain the industrious tribe provoke;
  And gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
      - Alexander Pope

A dull man is so near a dead man that he is hardly to lie ranked in the list of the living; and as he is not to be buried whilst he is half alive, so he is little to be employed whilst he is hald dead.
      - John Faucit Saville


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