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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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We never repent of having eaten too little.

We never repent of having eaten too little.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
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Ridicule is like a wolf: it only destroys those who fear it

Ridicule is like a wolf: it only destroys those who fear it

by Charles Simmons Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
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Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.

Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
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And took for truth the test of ridicule.

And took for truth the test of ridicule.

by George Crabbe Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
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There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
[Fr., Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a read more

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
[Fr., Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas.]

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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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I distrust those sentiments that are too far removed from nature,
and whose sublimity is blended with ridicule; which read more

I distrust those sentiments that are too far removed from nature,
and whose sublimity is blended with ridicule; which two are as
near one another as extreme wisdom and folly.

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Ridicule is the best test of truth

Ridicule is the best test of truth

by Lord Chesterfield Found in: Ridicule Quotes,
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