Top 10 ridicule quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about ridicule?


  1. When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.

    Thomas Szasz

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

    Oliver Goldsmith

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

    William Hazlitt

  4. Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.

    Jean De La Bruyere



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

    Walter Scott

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

    Martin Tupper

  7. Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.

    Francois de la Rochefoucauld

  8. I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it. (Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)

    Voltaire

  9. One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

    Jane Austen

  10. I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.

    George Farquhar


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