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