Often referred to as moron, dunce, imbecile, dullard, cretin etc. idiots lack common sense and comes packed with poor judgment and no wit. Initially, idiocy was deemed as a mental illness but later modern studies defined them as a person with very low intellectual quotient as opposed to a person with average wit. Known for making a spectacle with their foolish behavior, idiots have been granted a comical stature in literature and have been used by authors, play writers, and poets to amuse or win sympathy of the audience. A fine example of this is the character Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin from the novel ‘The Idiot’ by a Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky that touches the readers’ sensitivity. Read these famous idiot quotations & sayings to know more about this.