Quotes of Deride

“ The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again. ”

- Charles Kingsley

“ Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools. ”

- Charles Simmons

“ Scoff not at the natural defects of any which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to beat a cripple with his own crutches! ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ He rams his quill with scandal and with scoff, But 'tis so very foul, it won't go off. ”

- Edward Young

“ Will none wipe the sneer off the face of the cosmos? ”

- Poul Anderson

“ Try to hold on to youth and it mocks you while it sprints away. ”

- Frank Herbert

“ No, misery makes sport to mock itself. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ To ridicule philosophy is really to act the part of a philosopher. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ To ridicule philosophy is truly philosophical. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away. ”

- Lord Byron

“ Where the question is a jest, the fittest answer is a scoff. ”

- Archimedes

“ A sneer is like a flame; it may occasionally be curative because it cauterizes, but it leaves a bitter scar. ”

- Margaret Deland

“ We ought never to scoff at the wretched, for who can be sure of continued happiness? ”

- Jean de La Fontaine

“ Aristophanes turns Socrates into ridicule... as making the worse appear the better reason. ”

- Laertius Diogenes

“ The widening of woman's sphere is to improve her lot. Let us do it, and if the world scoff, let it scoff-if it sneer, let it sneer. ”

- Lucy Stone

“ Ridicule is the best test of truth. ”

- Lord Chesterfield

“ Ridicule is like a wolf: it only destroys those who fear it. ”

- Charles Simmons

“ The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn. ”

- Martin Luther

“ People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still. ”

- Milan Kundera

“ When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing. ”

- Tom Robbins

“ I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that! ”

- Tom Lehrer

“ I know that there are things that never have been funny, and never will be. And I know that ridicule may be a shield, but it is not a weapon. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you. ”

- Woodrow T. Wilson

“ It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you. ”

- Woodrow Wilson

“ They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away. ”

- Bible

“ But owned that smile, if oft observed and near,Waned in its mirth, and wither'd to a sneer. ”

- Lord Byron

“ 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

“ Physicians mend or end us; but though in health we sneer; when sick we call them to attend us, without the least propensity to jeer. ”

- Lord George Byron

“ Physicians mend or end us, Secundum artem; but although we sneer - In health - when ill we call them to attend us, Without the least propensity to jeer. ”

- Lord Byron

“ I agree about Shaw - he is haunted by the mystery he flouts. He is an atheist who trembles in the haunted corridor. ”

- William Butler Yeats
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