Maxioms Pet

X
  •   11  /  11  

    Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.

Share to:

You May Also Like   /   View all maxioms

  ( comments )
  19  /  18  

That passage is what I call the sublime dashed to pieces by
cutting too close with the fiery four-in-hand read more

That passage is what I call the sublime dashed to pieces by
cutting too close with the fiery four-in-hand round the corner of
nonsense.

  ( comments )
  6  /  7  

We never repent of having eaten too little.

We never repent of having eaten too little.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
Share to:
  ( comments )
  14  /  21  

Scoff not at the natural defects of any which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to read more

Scoff not at the natural defects of any which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to beat a cripple with his own crutches!

by Thomas Fuller Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
Share to:
  ( comments )
  16  /  18  

The sublime and ridiculous are often so nearly related that it is
difficult to class them separately. One step read more

The sublime and ridiculous are often so nearly related that it is
difficult to class them separately. One step below the sublime
makes the ridiculous and one step above the ridiculous makes the
sublime again.

by Thomas Paine Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
Share to:
  ( comments )
  32  /  33  

I know that there are things that never have been funny, and never will be. And I know that ridicule read more

I know that there are things that never have been funny, and never will be. And I know that ridicule may be a shield, but it is not a weapon.

by Dorothy Parker Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
Share to:
  ( comments )
  23  /  21  

Generally the ridiculous touches the sublime.
[Fr., En general, le ridicule touche au sublime.]

Generally the ridiculous touches the sublime.
[Fr., En general, le ridicule touche au sublime.]

  ( comments )
  16  /  21  

Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools.

Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools.

by Charles Simmons Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
Share to:
  ( comments )
  28  /  27  

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

  ( comments )
  21  /  21  

How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in
reasoning, and are so afraid to stand read more

How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in
reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule?
- Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury,

Maxioms Web Pet