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Ridicule Quotes

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I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule,
not to bewail, not to scorn human actions,
but to understand them.
- Baruch Spinoza

Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
- Charles Simmons

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear
ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake,
and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
- Louisa May Alcott

The greatest height of heroism to which an individual,
like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
- Miguel de Unamuno

 

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of
incurring the ridicule of others,
rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
- Frederick Douglass

Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
- Thomas Jefferson

Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world,
an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule.
- Edward Gibbon

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I hope there are some who will brave ridicule for the
sake of common justice to half the people in the world.
- Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind;
but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

I couldn't walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at.
It was a nightmare.
My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule.
- David Icke

It rolls off my back.
Ridicule doesn't mean anything - even from people you're
supposed to wear knee pads around,
like the scientific community.
- Dwight Schultz

You know, I think it's one of those cases where the
situation really does dictate your level of ridicule.
- Michael McKean

I know there are reporters who ridicule pundits.
- Daniel Okrent

Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.
- William Warburton

Mysticism and exaggeration go together.
A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all
the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
- Milan Kundera

I think the hardest part about being a teenager is
dealing with other teenagers -
the criticism and the ridicule,
the gossip and rumors.
- Beverley Mitchell

We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule,
and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
- William Hazlitt

When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a
self-made man in America?
- Glenn Beck

Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort,
confronted with ridicule and intimidation,
I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging
the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.
- John Jay Hooker

I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student,
I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used
to ridicule continental drift.
It was something we laughed at.
We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle,
which is a bunch of crap.
- Robert Ballard

One does not lash hat lies at a distance.
The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own.
Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh.
The garden must be weeded.
- Paul Klee

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them:
for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day,
and thinks to please by its old graces,
it is only an object of ridicule.
- Horace Walpole

In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress,
withdrawal, and asocial manner.
Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile
more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.
- Arthur Bremer

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the
eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see nature all ridicule and deformity...
and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself.
- William Blake

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule
among the infidels if any Catholic,
not gifted with the necessary scientific learning,
presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
- Thomas Aquinas

You see, I'd not a very good place here;
the fellows looked on me as a sort of special object of ridicule,
on account of the hat and cane, walk,
and so on, though I thought I'd got over that by this time.
- Richard H. Davis

Every nation ridicules other nations,
and all are right.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse
in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite
beverage of the intellectual.
- Thomas de Quincey

It's an indication of how cynical our society has become
that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically
ridiculed as sentimental junk.
- Winona Ryder

Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief.
When fresh it finds someone to console it,
but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed,
and rightly.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
- Lord Chesterfield

While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial,
gossip among men, especially if it is about women,
is called theory, or idea, or fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

I stand up for what I believe.
I don't know if it's always paid off for me,
because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.
- Kevin Costner

Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked,
you know?
- Kevin Costner

I've had some movies that have been ridiculed,
but that's OK with me.
I don't feel that really defines me.
Should I change who I am to be popular?
- Kevin Costner

The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work,
because that work is ingenious, beautiful,
or just pleasing, has become ridiculed.
- Niklaus Wirth

One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public.
And there it was coming true.
As a television presenter, I'd been respected.
People come up to you in the street and shake your
hand and talk to you in a respectful way.
- David Icke

I worry about kids and all they are exposed to.
Kids get so bombarded with hard, commercial sounds.
They don't even have a chance to develop the softer
part of themselves without fear of being ridiculed.
- Susannah McCorkle

I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms,
dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry;
all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.
- Allen Tate

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase:
if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
- C. P. Snow

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

There's only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous,
but there's no road leading from the ridiculous to the sublime.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

I think the tax cut is ridiculous but so am I. - Randy Newman

Writing is the only profession where no one considers
you ridiculous if you earn no money.
- Jules Renard

I mean, art for art's sake is ridiculous.
Art is for the sake of one's needs.
- Carl Andre

Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry.
That is patently asinine and ridiculous.
- Elmer Bernstein

Letting go of things and not being afraid of being
ridiculous or over the top -
I think that's the main thing for me to work on.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

Satire is tragedy plus time.
You give it enough time, the public,
the reviewers will allow you to satirize it.
Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
- Lenny Bruce

I went being unemployed for three years to being the
lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year,
1990.
It was ridiculous really.
- Christopher Eccleston

I was a scapegoat.
The media had to put responsibility on somebody,
and I was chosen.
They felt free to say that because someone was thin they were anorexic,
which is ridiculous.
- Kate Moss

Petitions are ridiculous.
- Shane MacGowan

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me.
He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous;
those in philosophy only ridiculous.
- David Hume

To send our troops, our ships, our planes to this war is ridiculous.
- John Hewson

The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity.
- Rafer Johnson

There is not in the universe a more ridiculous,
nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
- Henry Fielding

Very often, I don't make it through moments of recording
because it is genuinely funny and absolutely ridiculous
that a 60-year-old grown man is making these noises.
- David Ogden Stiers

The only dead bodies from marijuana are in the prisons
and at the hands of the police.
This is ridiculous.
- Jack Herer

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity
and freedom is a ridiculous lie.
- L. Neil Smith

In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.
- Roy Hattersley

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see
people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
- Agatha Christie

Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that
young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera
and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.
- Stanley Kubrick

I personally would not have plastic surgery.
What the hell for? It looks ridiculous.
- Calvin Klein

Why would it be ridiculous that Quebec has an army?
- Gilles Duceppe

I have only ever made one prayer to God,
a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.
And God granted it.
- Voltaire

I don't like American football.
I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable.
But baseball is very beautiful.
It's played on a diamond.
- Jim Jarmusch

All the passions make us commit faults;
love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable,
without making it also ridiculous.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

It got so ridiculous that I was like,
there's no way this is going to last.
- Philip J. Kaplan


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