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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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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.]

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I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it
is: "My God, make our read more

I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it
is: "My God, make our enemies very ridiculous!" God has granted
it to me.

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How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in
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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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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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'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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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,
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It frequently happens that where the second line is sublime, the
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It frequently happens that where the second line is sublime, the
third, in which he meant to rise still higher, is perfectly
bombast.

by Hugh Blair 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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