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    Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.

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Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. read more

Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.

by Lenny Bruce Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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Blows are sarcasms turned stupid.

Blows are sarcasms turned stupid.

by George Eliot Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.

Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.

by Agnes Repplier Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view. Ridiculous read more

Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view. Ridiculous man, divine God. Or else, hatred against the bogged-down vileness of average man as against the possible heights that humanity might attain.

by Paul Klee Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.

I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.

by Mark Twain Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.

A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.

by Lawrence G. Lovasik Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished read more

It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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Sarcasm: intellect on the offensive

Sarcasm: intellect on the offensive

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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A sneer is the weapon of the weak.

A sneer is the weapon of the weak.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Sarcasm Quotes,
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