Ridicule Quotes

Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.

Ridicule is the best test of truth.

Ridicule more often settles things more thoroughly and better than acrimony.

Ridicule often checks what is absurd and fully as often smothers that which is noble.

Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.

Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.

Ridicule dishonours more than dishonour.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.

Ridicule is a public confession of fear.

Ridicule is the unfortunate destiny of the ridiculous.

Ridicule is about the most powerful weapon possible.

Ridicule often cuts the knot where severity fails.

Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.

Ridicule is the deadliest weapon of the age ...

Ridicule is the only honorable weapon we have left.

Ridicule is often employed with more power and success than severity.

Ridicule has followed the vestiges of truth but never usurped her place.

Ridicule can do much for instance embitter the existence of young talents.

Ridicule is not a part of the scientific method and the public should not be taught that it is

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

Ridicule has even been the most powerful enemy of enthusiasm and properly the only antagonist that can be opposed to it with success.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition which then reacts to your advantage.

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.

Ridicule may be the evidence of with or bitterness and may gratify a little mind or an ungenerous temper but it is no test of reason or truth.

Ridicule can do much for instance embitter the existence of young talents; but one thing is not given to it to put a stop permanently to the incursion of new and powerful ideas.

[Ridicule] laughs at all those who see the earnestness of life and who still believe in true feelings and in serious thought ... It soils the hope of youth. Only shameless vice is above its reach.

And took for truth the test of ridicule.

Brutality is sometimes easier to endure than ridicule.

ridicule may be a shield but it is not a weapon.

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

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

The talent of turning men into ridicule and exposing to laughter those one converses with is the qualification of little ungenerous tempers.

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.

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.

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.

Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.

ridicule is often harder to bear than self-denial.

The devil's happy when the critics run you off.

As dogs are to bark some people are to mock.

Suburban houses and tin sheds are often the objects of ridicule.

You can spit on a rose but it's still a rose.

I used to wonder why people made New Jersey jokes. I don't anymore.

Don't cry for someone who would love smiling when your tears are flowing.

I know that ridicule may be a shield but it is not a weapon.

To believers the bible is a holy book to unbelievers it is a story book.

Be careful not to appear obsessively intellectual. When intelligence fills up it overflows a parody.

What God says is best is best though all the men in the world are against it.

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

You can cease to be influenced by people who tease you... Just neglect their helps and elevate your steps... You can do it!

A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.

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

When men allow other people to ridicule laugh and jeer at the truth that cannot but bring sorrow to the heart of God

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

The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them."(The Decider July 21 2007)

Everyone pretends to be 'free thinkers' but few individuals pass the line into expressive territories that may be detrimental to their own social well-being.

Satire's nature is to be one-sided contemptuous of ambiguity and so unfairly selective as to find in the purity of ridicule an inarguable moral truth.

Unfortunately in some parts of the country some kids are taught at an early age that being different is somehow bad or wrong or worthy of ridicule.

A man does not have to feel less than human to realize his sin; oppositely he has to realize that he gets no special vindication for his sin.

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.[Preface to Brissot's Address to His Constituents (1794)]

Any celebrity that goes on Twitter and spouts off as if we should care what they say is opening himself or herself up to ridicule by anyone else.

A creative thought at first sight seems ridiculous and unimportant an increase in those who cherish it reassures that hiding your creativity hides you for the rest of your life.

Let a man get up and say Behold this is the truth and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look you have forgotten the cat I say.

Silence can be the worst ridicule.

Nothing is more ridiculous than ridicule.

Consistency is only suitable for ridicule.

Love can bear anything better than ridicule.

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.

The greatest weapon in the world ... is ridicule.

If there's anything intolerance can't tolerate it's ridicule!

Increasingly Christianity is the object of scorn and ridicule.

Fashion n. A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey.

Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule discussion adoption.

A man must keep his earnestness nimble to escape ridicule.

Some claims deserve ridicule and anything less falsely elevates them.

Flattery.... gets its kicks by flirting with insult and ridicule.

Once you identify yourself as believing something you open yourself to ridicule.

Reason is the test of ridicule not ridicule the test of truth.

I am a fool fools tend to follow their hearts amidst ridicule.

You can say no. You can not be the object of ridicule.

Anyone who attempts anything original in the world must expect a bit of ridicule.

Nothing but free argument raillery and even ridicule will preserve the purity of religion.

Anybody who deliberately propagandizes with lies should be held up to scorn and ridicule.

Freedom of speech encompasses precisely the freedom to annoy to ridicule and to offend.

If prayer is to leave the public schools let the ridicule of prayer leave also.

When once enthusiasm has been turned into ridicule everything is undone except money and power.

In the gospel of Jesus Christ there is no place for ridicule bullying or bigotry.

To ridicule philosophy is truly philosophical. [Fr. Se moquer de la philosophie c'est vraiment philosophe.]

We will of course without hesitation use art to parody ridicule debunk or criticize ideologies.

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

I think religion should be treated with ridicule hatred and contempt and I claim that right.

In modern America Judeo-Christian beliefs are often held up to ridicule and disdain by the media.

An error means a child needs help not a reprimand or ridicule for doing something wrong.

The final test of truth is ridicule. Very few dogmas have ever faced it and survived.

First they ignore you then they ridicule you then they fight you and then you win.

One avoids Creolisms. Some families completely forbid Creole and mothers ridicule their children for speaking it.

Laughter ridicule opposition and persecution are often the only reward which Christ's followers get from the world.

To know a little of anything gives neither satisfaction nor credit but often brings disgrace or ridicule.

Few targets of ridicule are as easy to hit as owners and handlers of competitive show dogs.

He who brings ridicule to bear against truth finds in his hand a blade without a hilt.

It is in vain to ridicule a rich fool for the laughers will be on his side.

You have to be mentally strong to withstand the ridicule of other children and the stares of adults.

When you hold people up for ridicule you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.

Sometimes it seems to me that the celebration of a person is really just a prelude to ridicule.

Noah took much ridicule building his great arc but after 40 days and 40 nights he was looking pretty smart.

If ridicule were employed to laugh men out of vice and folly it might be of some use.

People of all sexes have the right to explore femininity masculinity-and the infinite variations between-without criticism or ridicule.

It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule when it is first acclaimed.

Christianity provided man for the first time with supernatural beings who he knew could neither envy nor ridicule him.

Humor is essential to a successful tactician for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule.

We adore titles and heredities in our hearts and ridicule them with our mouths. This is our democratic privilege.

Of the woes Of unhappy poverty none is more difficult to bear Than that it heaps men with ridicule.

There is no character howsoever good and fine but it can be destroyed by ridicule howsoever poor and witless.

Awkwardness is a more real disadvantage than it is generally thought to be; it often occasions ridicule it always lessens dignity.

It is said that ridicule is the test of truth: it is never applied but when we wish to deceive ourselves ...

We're always hearing about risk-takers whose risks paid off but they are no braver than those whose risks end in ridicule.

I run into a lot of people who are instantly filled with ridicule at the idea that someone wouldn't eat meat.

Advanced engineering always like advanced everything else brings down upon it the discredit of ridicule of minds who cannot see so far.

The flame of inspiration needs to be encouraged. Put a glass around that small candle and protect it from discouragement or ridicule.

While we are young the idea of death or failure is intolerable to us; even the possibility of ridicule we cannot bear.

I have lived one hundred years; and I die with the consolation of never having thrown the slightest ridicule upon the smallest virtue.

Satire about any and all professionals with a special vocabulary has been a staple of fiction and popular ridicule since the 18th century.

Each work has to pass through these stages?ridicule opposition and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

A law which attempts to say you can criticise and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.

Adroit observers will find that some who affect to dislike flattery may yet be flattered indirectly by a well seasoned abuse and ridicule of their rivals.

RIDICULE n. Words designed to show that the person of whom they are uttered is devoid of the dignity of character distinguishing him who utters them.

A cultivated wit one that badgers less can persuade all the more. Artful ridicule can address contentious issues more competently and vigorously than can severity alone.

The more backwoodish a social group juvenile or adult the stricter its conception of the normal and the readier it will ridicule any departure from it.

When we grasp that we are unworthy sinners saved by an infinitely costly grace it destroys both our self-righteousn ess and our need to ridicule others.

Betray mean terror of ridicule thou shalt find fools enough to mock thee; but answer thou their language with contempt and the scoffers will lick thy feet.

There's no great person that lived that didn't go through scrutiny or ridicule and prosecution in all types of ways to be who they are in history.

The Tibetan missionaries in their mood of bright confidence disconcerted the imperial governments by laughing the new movement into frustration. For a sham faith cannot stand ridicule.

It is easy for a man who sits idle at home and has nobody to please but himself to ridicule or censure the common practices of mankind.

In a world not made for women criticism and ridicule follow us all the days of our lives. Usually they are indications that we are doing something right.

We must be on our guard against giving interpretations which are hazardous or opposed to science and so exposing the word of God to the ridicule of unbelievers.

Nowhere is one more alone than in Paris ... and yet surrounded by crowds. Nowhere is one more likely to incur greater ridicule. And no visit is more essential.

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.

One of the most evil dispositions possible is that which satirizes and turns everything to ridicule. God abhors this vice and has sometimes punished it in a marked manner

Cheerless poverty has no harder trial than this that it makes men the subject of ridicule. [Lat. Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se Quam quod ridiculos homines facit.]

My childhood was extremely lonely. I was dyslexic and lots of kids make fun of me. That experience made me tough inside because you learn to quietly accept ridicule.

I wonder why we are always sort of ashamed of our best parts and try to hide them. We don't mind ridicule of our 'sillinesses' but of our 'sobers' ...

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.

Whatever bro. We both had a long day. Too much drama. I'll TTYS." I wanted to ridicule him for using chatspeak IRL but I found myself lacking the energy.

If there be any one habit which more than another is the dry rot of all that is high and generous in youth it is the habit of ridicule.

I am quite sure that a little man who braves ridicule to improve the lot of his fellow men and is thanked by their jibes is an interesting character.

I did not realize at the time as I have discovered since that anyone who attempts any thing original in this world must expect a bit of ridicule. Clarence Birdseye

Patriotism is a survival from barbarous times which must not only be evoked and educated but which must be eradicated by all means - by preaching persuasion contempt and ridicule.

Questioning the status quo can result in banishment imprisonment ridicule or being burned at the stake depending on your era your locale and the sacred cows you wish to butcher.

A flippant frivolous man may ridicule others may controvert them scorn them; but he who has any respect for himself seems to have renounced the right of thinking meanly of others.

A vague uncritical idealism always lends itself to ridicule and too much of it might be a danger to mankind leading it round in a futile wild-goose chase for imaginary ideals.

My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky then for fear of ridicule I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence.

He who in questions of right virtue or duty sets himself above all ridicule is truly great and shall laugh in the end with truer mirth than ever he was laughed at.

A man who fears ridicule will never go far for good or ill: he remains on this side of this talents and even if he has genius he is doomed to mediocrity.

Now there are two ways to approach a subject that frightens you and makes you feel stupid: you can embrace it with humility and an open mind or you can ridicule it mercilessly.

I think the Negro people should feel secure enough by now to face a reasonable ridicule without terror. I am unalterably opposed to all efforts to put down free speech whatever the excuse.

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.

Creativity requires taking what Einstein called 'a leap into the unknown.' This can mean putting your beliefs reputation and resources on the line as you suffer the slings and arrows of ridicule.

Probably they had good reason for omitting it. A profane mind might make a jest of an apostle half seas over and ridicule an apostolic gate-keeper who couldn't keep his head above water.

It is one thing to teach a dynamic Oriental philosophy and religious code; it is quite another to put such a discipline to the test by successfully living it in the face of ridicule.

I have been the subject of ridicule. People talk about me and they don't know me and this is an opportunity to tell my story... to have my voice and to set the record straight.

When people can't use you they ridicule what you represent. I was lucky that I understood that because when one does not understand that it is very easy to be broken and to be subdued.