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Ridicule Quotes

To be ridiculed, ribbed and laughed at is possibly the cruelest things to happen, the worst form of derision. Someone had rightly said that ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool. To poke fun at others is no sign of good breeding and is rather abusive in nature. Ridiculing the weakness of others and mocking at your lesser, feebler mates is indeed contemptuous. On the other hand, making scornful remarks at people who overestimate their wit and deride others is not altogether a bad thing. After all an eye for an eye is possibly the best way to even scores with your opponent. For more on famous mockery quotations and sayings, read on.

Joe Rogan

Apartment living is tough action. Just the whole idea that you share a washer and dryer always freaked me out.

Charlie Chaplin

I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

James Madison

A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.

Marcel Proust

Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.

Alexis de Tocqueville

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Franklin P. Jones

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

Thomas Paine

It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.

Adolf Hitler

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.

Paul McCartney

I had this song called Helter Skelter, which is just a ridiculous song. So we did it like that, 'cuz I like noise.

Andrew Jackson

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.

John Dryden

You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.

Anatole France

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Friedrich Nietzsche

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.

Thomas Paine

One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.

Joseph Campbell

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Charlie Chaplin

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.


I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Carl Jung

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.

Henry James

I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.

Benjamin Disraeli

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

Jon Stewart

I feel your scorn and I accept it.

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Joseph Campbell

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

Robin Williams

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.

Andy Warhol

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

Thomas More

Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.

Vince Lombardi

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.

Ambrose Bierce

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

Elbert Hubbard

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

Chuck Palahniuk

Every woman is just a different kind of problem.

Honoré de Balzac

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.

Ambrose Bierce

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

Simone Weil

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!

Karl Marx

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.

Ayn Rand

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

Henry James

It's a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe.

John Stuart Mill

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.

Henry Ward Beecher

A church debt is the devil's salary.

Elbert Hubbard

A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself.

Franklin P. Jones

Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business.

Robin Williams

Reality: What a concept!

James Madison

Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.

John Stuart Mill

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

Paul Klee

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.

Helen Rowland

After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.

Walt Disney

I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.

George Bernard Shaw

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

Thomas Paine

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Louisa May Alcott

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.

John Milton

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.


Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.

Hillaire Belloc

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.

Andy Warhol

I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.

George Bernard Shaw

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

William Blake

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow

Karl Marx

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.


If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.

Gloria Steinem

Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.

Lewis Carroll

Make a remark,' said the Red Queen; 'it's ridiculous to leave all the conversation to the pudding!

John Stuart Mill

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

P. G. Wodehouse

Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.

Anatole France

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Charlie Chaplin

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.

Alan Watts

The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.

Billie Jean King

It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side... and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.

Thomas More

One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.

Bill Watterson

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?

Dorothy Day

We are the nation the most powerful, the most armed and we are supplying arms and money to the rest of the world where we are not ourselves fighting. We are eating while there is famine in the world.

Francis Bacon

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.

Henry Ward Beecher

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

Elbert Hubbard

If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.

Charlie Chaplin

We think too much and feel too little.

Woody Allen

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

George Bernard Shaw

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

H. L. Mencken

The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.

George Bernard Shaw

A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.

George Bernard Shaw

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

William Shakespeare

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

William Shakespeare

Love is too young to know what conscience is.

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