A Quote by Joseph Addison on good, laughter, life, men, ridicule, and virtue

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

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on adoption, experience, and ridicule

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

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Keats on aphorisms, meaning, ridicule, and truth

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."

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Voltaire. Foreign Review, 1829.

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A Quote by Heinrich Heine on certainty, force, genius, individuality, ridicule, society, solitude, and virtue

Society is a republic. When an individual endeavors to lift himself above his fellows, he is dragged down by the mass, either by means of ridicule or of calumny. No one shall be more virtuous or more intellectually gifted than others. Whoever, by the irresistable force of genius, rises above the common herd is certain to be ostracized by society, which will pursue him with such merciless derision and detraction that at last he will be compelled to retreat into the solitude of his thoughts.

Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)

Source: Morphine

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A Quote by George Crabbe on ridicule and truth

And took for truth the test of ridicule.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: Tales. Tales of the Hall. Book viii. The Sisters.

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A Quote by Frederick William Robertson on confidence, home, ridicule, tenderness, and world

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any dread of ridicule.

Frederick William Robertson (1816 - 1883)

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A Quote by Frederick Douglass on ridicule

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 (1817? - 1895)

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, 1845

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A Quote by Dorothy Law Neite on acceptance, appreciation, approval, children, confidence, criticism, encouragement, faith, friendship, guilt, jealousy, justice, learning, life, love, patience, praise, ridicule, security, shame, shyness, tolerance, and wo

Children Learn What They Live If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy. If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel guilty. If a child lives with impropriety, he learns to feel shame. If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient. If a child lives with encouragement he learns confidence If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate. He a child lives with fairness, he learns justice. If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith. If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself. If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world. With what is your child living?

Dorothy Law Neite


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A Quote by Charles Simmons on argument and ridicule

Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools.

Charles Simmons (1924 -)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on philosophy and ridicule

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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