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    Jane borrow'd maxims from a doubting school,
    And took for truth the test of ridicule;
    Lucy saw no such virtue in a jest,
    Truth was with her of ridicule the test.

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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,

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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,
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Mockery is the weapon of those who have no other.

Mockery is the weapon of those who have no other.

by Hubert Pierlot Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
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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,
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First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.

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'Twas the saying of an ancient sage that humour was the only test
of gravity, and gravity of humour. read more

'Twas the saying of an ancient sage that humour was the only test
of gravity, and gravity of humour. For a subject which would not
bear raillery was suspicious; and a jest which would not bear a
serious examination was certainly false wit.
- Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury,

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

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

by Joseph Addison Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
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Ridicule is the language of the devil.

Ridicule is the language of the devil.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
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There is nothing one sees oftener than the ridiculous and
magnificent, such close neighbors that they touch.
[Fr., read more

There is nothing one sees oftener than the ridiculous and
magnificent, such close neighbors that they touch.
[Fr., L'on ne saurait mieux faire voir que le magnifique et le
ridicule sont si voisins qu'ils se touchent.]

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