stulti-, stult-

(Latin: foolish, foolishness, folly, silliness)

Infinitus est numerus stultorum. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Infinite is the number of fools."
Nisi utile est quod facimus stulta est gloriae.
Unless what we do is useful, glory is foolish.

Said to be from Julius Phaedous c. 15 B.C. - A.D. 45 (born in Thrace and lived as a freedman in Rome and wrote fables which are considered by some to be superior to Aesop's).

This proverb is engraved in stone above the fireplace at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina; as confirmed in an e-mail message from Grove Park Inn, dated 10 June 2002.

The quotation is also interpreted to mean: "If what we do is not useful, it is stupid to boast about it."

Nomina stultorum parietibus haerent.
Fools' names stick to the walls [of buildings].

A reference to graffiti, as in

Fools' names, like fools' faces,
Are always found in public places.
stultiloquent, stultiloquence
Babbling idiotically; talking foolishly.
Characterized by silly talk; babbling.
1. Foolish talk.
2. Silly discourse; babbling.
Seeing things in a foolish light, or seeing things from a foolish perspective.