Quotes by ridicule
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Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort. You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness. You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule.Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 5 On training in Jeet Kune Do
English writer 1778-1830
Comedy naturally wears itself out - destroys the very food on which it lives; and by constantly and successfully exposing the follies and weaknesses of mankind to ridicule, in the end leaves itself nothing worth laughing at.
Abbott Eliot Kittredge
American minister 1834-1912
Do you recall the laughter of the Philistines at the helpless Sampson? You can hear the echo of that laughter to-day, as the church, shorn of her strength by her own sin, is an object of ridicule to the world, who cry in derision, Where is your boasted triumph and your Millennial glory?Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
British writer 1717-1797
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.
British psychologist 1859-1939
It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.
Louisa May Alcott
American Author 1832-1888
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.
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
No God and no religion can survive ridicule. No political church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field, and live.
Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule.
Swiss artist 1879-1940
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.
American statesman 1743-1826
Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
English writer and poet 1810-1889
Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-1832
Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
French writer 1802-1885
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.
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