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

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Ridicule more often settles things more thoroughly and better
than acrimony.
[Lat., Ridiculum acri fortius ac melius magnas read more

Ridicule more often settles things more thoroughly and better
than acrimony.
[Lat., Ridiculum acri fortius ac melius magnas plerumque secat
res.]

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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 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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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.
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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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Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.

Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.

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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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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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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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