14 Total Quotes

Ridicule Quotes

It is commonly said that ridicule is the best test of truth; for that it will not stick where it is not just. I deny it. A truth learned in a certain light, and attacked in certain words, by men of wit and humor, may, and often doth, become ridiculous, at least so far, that the truth is only remembered and repeated for the sake of the ridicule.
Lord Chesterfield
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And took for truth the test of ridicule.
George Crabbe
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I have learned never to ridicule any man's opinion, however strange it may seem
Arthur Doyle
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Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
Thomas Jefferson
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William Hazlitt
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
William Hazlitt
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Mark Twain
No God and no religion can survive ridicule. No political church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field, and live.
Mark Twain
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Oliver Goldsmith
Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
Sir Scott
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A bigot delights in public ridicule, for he begins to think he is a martyr
Sydney Smith
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The British have always been very good at bringing down governments and public figures with ridicule,
Nica Burns
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You know, I think it's one of those cases where the situation really does dictate your level of ridicule.
Michael McKean
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Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.
Jean Bruyere
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Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule.
Franz Grillparzer
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Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
Martin Tupper
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