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Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us. - Thomas Jefferson

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

Fashion: A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice, and have received a great deal of kindness not quite free from ridicule. - Abraham Lincoln

To ridicule philosophy is truly philosophical. [Fr., Se moquer de la philosophie c'est vraiment philosophe] - Blaise Pascal

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophise. - Blaise Pascal

A flippant, frivolous man may ridicule others, may controvert them, scorn them; but he who has any respect for himself seems to have renounced the right of thinking meanly of others. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Man learns more readily and remembers more willingly what excites his ridicule than what deserves esteem and respect. - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]

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