Ridicule Quotes

By | September 26, 2009
  • Do not ridicule the thin-bearded when you yourself have no beard.~ Arabian Proverb
  • First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.~ Mahatma Ghandi
  • He who boasts of his accomplishments will heap ridicule.~ Phillipine Proverb
  • I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.~ George Farquhar
  • 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.~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
  • Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.~ Jean De La Bruyere
  • 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
  • Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule.~ Franz Grillparzer
  • One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.~ Jane Austen
  • Resort is hard to ridicule only when reason is against us.~ Thomas Jefferson
  • Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.~ Vanna Bonta
  • Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.~ Martin Tupper
  • Ridicule is the best test of truth.~ Lord Chesterfield
  • Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool. ~ Charles Simmons
  • Ridicule is the language of the devil.~ Thomas Carlyle
  • Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.~ Oscar Wilde
  • Ridicule kills.~ French Proverb
  • Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.~ Sir Walter Scott
  • We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.~ William Hazlitt
  • When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.~ Thomas Szasz

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