Quotation Explorer - 'Ridicule'

Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life. - Joseph Addison
Learn from the earliest days to insure your principles against the perils of ridicule; you can no more exercise your reason if you live in the constant dread of laughter, than you can enjoy your life if you are in the constant terror of death. - Sydney Smith
Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools. - Charles Simmons
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
He didn't say anything more, just waited for me to tell him what I'd been thinking. It was pure speculation, and I was opening myself up to ridicule by saying anything at all. I sat on the stool and realized that I had my loyalties, too. - Patricia Briggs
To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize. - Blaise Pascal
Unlike the world that points out your flaws to ridicule you, when GOD point out your flaws, it's because He want to walk you out of it. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
When men allow other people to ridicule, laugh and jeer at the truth, that cannot but bring sorrow to the heart of God - Sunday Adelaja
The strongest among us are the patient; who when faced with ridicule, respond with kindness. - K.A. Hosein
Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It's about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society. - Criss Jami
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. - Mahatma Gandhi
Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice. - André Gide
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
the decision to stand unapologetically for the gospel has been tantamount to a new conversion. It brings peace; it dissolves fears; it snaps fingers at ridicule. - Elton Trueblood
O to be self-balanced for contingencies, to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do. - Walt Whitman
Unlike the world that points out your flaws to ridicule you, when GOD points out your flaws, it's because He want to walk you out of it. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
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
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. - E.L. Doctorow
I don't ridicule religion, it ridicules itself. - Bill Maher
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them. - Baruch Spinoza
Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Stanhope
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