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Ridicule Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Ridicule.

Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
- Charles Simmons

Mysticism and exaggeration go together.
A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all
the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
- Milan Kundera

I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule,
not to bewail, not to scorn human actions,
but to understand them.
- Baruch Spinoza

 

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of
incurring the ridicule of others,
rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
- Frederick Douglass

Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.
- William Warburton

I hope there are some who will brave ridicule for the
sake of common justice to half the people in the world.
- Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

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When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a
self-made man in America?
- Glenn Beck

Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world,
an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule.
- Edward Gibbon

I think the hardest part about being a teenager is
dealing with other teenagers -
the criticism and the ridicule,
the gossip and rumors.
- Beverley Mitchell

Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind;
but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

It rolls off my back.
Ridicule doesn't mean anything - even from people you're
supposed to wear knee pads around,
like the scientific community.
- Dwight Schultz

I know there are reporters who ridicule pundits.
- Daniel Okrent

We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule,
and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
- William Hazlitt

The greatest height of heroism to which an individual,
like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear
ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake,
and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
- Louisa May Alcott

You know, I think it's one of those cases where the
situation really does dictate your level of ridicule.
- Michael McKean

I couldn't walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at.
It was a nightmare.
My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule.
- David Icke

I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student,
I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used
to ridicule continental drift.
It was something we laughed at.
We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle,
which is a bunch of crap.
- Robert Ballard

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them:
for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day,
and thinks to please by its old graces,
it is only an object of ridicule.
- Horace Walpole

In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress,
withdrawal, and asocial manner.
Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile
more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.
- Arthur Bremer

You see, I'd not a very good place here;
the fellows looked on me as a sort of special object of ridicule,
on account of the hat and cane, walk,
and so on, though I thought I'd got over that by this time.
- Richard H. Davis

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the
eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see nature all ridicule and deformity...
and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself.
- William Blake

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule
among the infidels if any Catholic,
not gifted with the necessary scientific learning,
presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
- Thomas Aquinas

One does not lash hat lies at a distance.
The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own.
Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh.
The garden must be weeded.
- Paul Klee

Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort,
confronted with ridicule and intimidation,
I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging
the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.
- John Jay Hooker

Every nation ridicules other nations,
and all are right.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I've had some movies that have been ridiculed,
but that's OK with me.
I don't feel that really defines me.
Should I change who I am to be popular?
- Kevin Costner

The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work,
because that work is ingenious, beautiful,
or just pleasing, has become ridiculed.
- Niklaus Wirth

It's an indication of how cynical our society has become
that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically
ridiculed as sentimental junk.
- Winona Ryder

Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
- Lord Chesterfield

Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief.
When fresh it finds someone to console it,
but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed,
and rightly.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked,
you know?
- Kevin Costner

While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial,
gossip among men, especially if it is about women,
is called theory, or idea, or fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

I stand up for what I believe.
I don't know if it's always paid off for me,
because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.
- Kevin Costner

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse
in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite
beverage of the intellectual.
- Thomas de Quincey

One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public.
And there it was coming true.
As a television presenter, I'd been respected.
People come up to you in the street and shake your
hand and talk to you in a respectful way.
- David Icke

I worry about kids and all they are exposed to.
Kids get so bombarded with hard, commercial sounds.
They don't even have a chance to develop the softer
part of themselves without fear of being ridiculed.
- Susannah McCorkle

I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms,
dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry;
all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.
- Allen Tate

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase:
if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
- C. P. Snow

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

There is not in the universe a more ridiculous,
nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
- Henry Fielding

Four years ago in speaking of a Jewish nation one ran
the risk of being regarded ridiculous.
Today he makes himself ridiculous who denies the existence of a Jewish nation.
- Theodor Herzl

It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain
point and then drop the ball or the bomb,
like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin.
- Elliott Smith

Letting go of things and not being afraid of being
ridiculous or over the top -
I think that's the main thing for me to work on.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

I'm not a very gregarious person.
I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place,
which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed.
- Gabriel Byrne

The studio scene in California is sort of ridiculous anyway.
- Paul Kantner

I'm not one of these guys who says, Now I'm on a really hot show,
better quit soon before I get labeled.
That's the most ridiculous notion I'd ever heard.
- Jeff Probst

It's ridiculous that time and time again we need a
radioactive cloud coming out of a nuclear power-station
to remind us that atomic energy is extraordinarily dangerous.
- Pierre Schaeffer

Ambition.
An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that
young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera
and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.
- Stanley Kubrick

That's kind of the weird thing that M. Night Shyamalan
has sort of unleashed upon the world is this need for
every movie to have these ridiculous endings.
- Alex Winter

Oscar night is a ridiculous night where you go to these
parties and you see everyone that you've ever wanted to work with and admire.
- Jordana Brewster

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it -
film-making,
the music world, painting - because people who take
themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.
- Rebecca Miller

How ridiculous I was as a Marionette!
And how happy I am, now that I have become a real boy!
- Carlo Collodi

I sign every autograph I can for kids because I remember myself at that age.
I think it's ridiculous that some guys won't sign for a kid.
- Jim Thome

Sex is like washing your face - just something you do because you have to.
Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous.
Sex follows love, it never precedes it.
- Sophia Loren

First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was
ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive
a striped tomato and I've never been a big champion of Ford.
- Paul M. Glaser

It's a humorous statement that doesn't mean anything.
You can't lie to God - it's ridiculous.
- Jimmy Swaggart

Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family.
- Kin Hubbard

All the passions make us commit faults;
love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
- Moliere

It's a bit ridiculous to have people who have two years
of experience handling an $83 billion budget.
- Mike Thompson

I've met them down in the Cost and Accounting Department,
clean-shaven and in white collars.
They can't see a damn thing ridiculous about themselves...
only about you.
- Jean Shepherd

I was in Sweden for 10 days.
They put me on the front page of the daily papers eight days in a row.
I did nothing to warrant any of the attention.
It was ridiculous.
- Johnny Thunders

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me.
He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet.
- Rodney Dangerfield

He explained how ridiculous the clowning was,
and there and then I decided to settle down and play seriously.
- Mary Lou Williams

Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models,
the young begin with being ridiculous,
and often end in being vicious.
- Robert Blair

To send our troops, our ships, our planes to this war is ridiculous.
- John Hewson


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