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    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.

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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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One does not lash what lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little read more

One does not lash what 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.

by Paul Klee 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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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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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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I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.

I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.

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Man learns more readily and remembers more willingly what excites his ridicule than what deserves esteem and respect.

Man learns more readily and remembers more willingly what excites his ridicule than what deserves esteem and respect.

by Horace 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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