Quotes containing word "ridicule"

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Sell also: blackguard, derision, guy, rib, roast

Definitions and meanings of word "ridicule"

• Noun: language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate

• Noun: the act of deriding or treating with contempt

• Verb: subject to laughter or ridicule; examples: "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house", "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher", "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "ridicule"

William Warburton
one quote about ridicule
English Critic
Wednesday 24 December 1698 - Monday 7 June 1779
William Hazlitt
one quote about ridicule
English Writer, Philosopher, Critic
Friday 10 April 1778 - Saturday 18 September 1830
Horace Walpole
one quote about ridicule
English Author
Friday 24 September 1717 - Thursday 2 March 1797
David Icke
one quote about ridicule
English Writer, Athlete, Speaker
Born Tuesday 29 April 1952
Daniel Okrent
one quote about ridicule
American Writer, Editor
Born Friday 2 April 1948
Miguel de Unamuno
one quote about ridicule
Spanish Philosopher, Novelist, Poet, Educator, Playwright
Thursday 29 September 1864 - Thursday 31 December 1936
Robert Ballard
one quote about ridicule
American Scientist
Born Tuesday 30 June 1942
William Blake
one quote about ridicule
English Poet
Monday 28 November 1757 - Sunday 12 August 1827
Oscar Wilde
one quote about ridicule
Irish Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Playwright
Monday 16 October 1854 - Friday 30 November 1900
Thomas Aquinas
one quote about ridicule
Italian Philosopher, Theologian, Saint
1225 - 1274
Thomas Jefferson
one quote about ridicule
American President, Author
Saturday 13 April 1743 - Tuesday 4 July 1826
Frederick Douglass
one quote about ridicule
American Statesman, Writer, Leader, Author
Friday 14 February 1817 - Wednesday 20 February 1895

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

William Warburton

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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

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

William Hazlitt

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I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.

Robert Ballard

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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.

David Icke

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I know there are reporters who ridicule pundits.

Daniel Okrent

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

Miguel de Unamuno

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I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.

Horace Walpole

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Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Oscar Wilde

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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

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Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.

Thomas Jefferson

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Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.

Victor Hugo

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Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.

Louisa May Alcott

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In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.

Arthur Bremer

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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.

Honore de Balzac

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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.

Amber Frey

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Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort, confronted with ridicule and intimidation, I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.

John Jay Hooker

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From my experience, politicians are much more uncomfortable being made fun of than they are being preached at and screeched at - you know, and the soapbox routine. They're much more uneasy knowing they're a target of ridicule.

Carl Hiaasen

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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.

Paul Klee

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You know, I think it's one of those cases where the situation really does dictate your level of ridicule.

Michael McKean

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