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I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it is: My God, make our enemies very ridiculous! God has granted it to me. (Quote by - Voltaire)

Mockery is the weapon of those who have no other. (Quote by - Hubert Pierlot)

Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool (Quote by - Charles Simmons)

Ridicule more often settles things more thoroughly and better than acrimony. (Quote by - Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

The sublime and ridiculous are often so nearly related that it is difficult to class them separately. One step below the sublime makes the ridiculous and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

Man learns more readily and remembers more willingly what excites his ridicule than what deserves esteem and respect. (Quote by - Horace)

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

I know that there are things that never have been funny, and never will be. And I know that ridicule may be a shield, but it is not a weapon. (Quote by - Dorothy Parker)

Ridicule is the language of the devil. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

And took for truth the test of ridicule. (Quote by - George Crabbe)

There is nothing one sees oftener than the ridiculous and magnificent, such close neighbors that they touch. (Quote by - Bernard de Bovier de Fontenelle)

Consistency is only suitable for ridicule. (Quote by - Moliere)

It frequently happens that where the second line is sublime, the third, in which he meant to rise still higher, is perfectly bombast. (Quote by - Hugh Blair)

I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly. (Quote by - George Farquhar)

One does not lash what 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. (Quote by - Paul Klee)

Jane borrow'd maxims from a doubting school, And took for truth the test of ridicule; Lucy saw no such virtue in a jest, Truth was with her of ridicule the test. (Quote by - George Crabbe)

Truth, 'tis supposed, may bear all lights; and one those principal lights or natural mediums by which things are to be viewed in order to a thorough recognition is ridicule itself. (Quote by - Sir Anthony Ashley Coope)

Generally the ridiculous touches the sublime. (Quote by - Jean Francois Marmontel)

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

We have oftener than once endeavoured to attach some meaning to that aphorism, vulgarly imputed to Shaftesbury, which however we can find nowhere in his works, that ridicule is the test of truth. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Twas the saying of an ancient sage that humour was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour. For a subject which would not bear raillery was suspicious; and a jest which would not bear a serious examination was certainly false wit. (Quote by - Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper)

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

That passage is what I call the sublime dashed to pieces by cutting too close with the fiery four-in-hand round the corner of nonsense. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

We are largely the playthings of our fears. To one, fear of the dark; to another, of physical pain; to a third, of public ridicule; to a fourth, of poverty; to a fifth, of loneliness ... for all of us, our particular creature waits in ambush. (Quote by - Horace Walpole)


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