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Positive Quotes about Ridicule

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

You're allowed to rip-off another score so close that it's ridiculous.
In my opinion it's ridiculous, how closely one can
just rip-off a score that happened a year or two earlier.
- Danny Elfman

I had this song called Helter Skelter,
which is just a ridiculous song.
So we did it like that, 'cuz I like noise.
- Paul McCartney

I'm having a great time.
It's like I'm on some ridiculous big roller coaster
not knowing what's happening next,
but just having a great time on the ride.
- Samantha Mumba

I have only ever made one prayer to God,
a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.
And God granted it.
- Voltaire

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous.
The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
- Rodney Dangerfield

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me
than the fear of appearing ridiculous;
it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
- Emile Zola

I was put under contract.
A major studio.
I got nominated for an Academy Award.
Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!
- Angela Lansbury

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

If anger proceeds from a great cause,
it turns to fury; if from a small cause,
it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.
- Jeremy Taylor

Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous,
and the inside that is solemn.
- Olive Schreiner

I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous
and least respectable things in the world go on.
- Ugo Betti

We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear
of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.
- Gerald Brenan

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
Great works are often born on a street corner or in
a restaurant's revolving door.
- Albert Camus

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

I think it's ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers,
because teenagers don't buy my records.
And there ain't that many teenagers out there in the marketplace.
- John Mellencamp

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

Writing is the only profession where no one considers
you ridiculous if you earn no money.
- Jules Renard

It is difficult to live in the present,
ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.
Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
- Jim Bishop

This is a ridiculous heat wave we're in right now,
and to contribute, Newt Gingrich said that for the entire month of June,
he will stop blowing hot air.
- Bill Maher

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

I think people are going to return to sanity when they
see how ridiculous many of these charges are,
and how the predictions are not borne out.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry.
That is patently asinine and ridiculous.
- Elmer Bernstein

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

I think most people realize that Barbara and Jenna are college kids,
and to make such a big deal out of it is a bit ridiculous.
At least now, the press has stopped.
- Lauren Bush

Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.
- Bobby Knight

Great men of action...
never mind on occasion being ridiculous;
in a sense it is part of their job,
and at times they all are.
- Oswald Mosley

That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound,
and when you understand it, it is only ridiculous.
- Galway Kinnell

Petitions are ridiculous.
- Shane MacGowan


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