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Ridicule Quotes

We’ve collected the best Ridicule Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Al Franken, Glenn Beck, Preston Sturges, Alison Jackson, Amitava Kumar. Use them as an inspiration.

Anybody who deliberately propagandizes with lies should be held up to scorn and ridicule.
When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a self-made man in America?
I am quite sure that a little man who braves ridicule to improve the lot of his fellow men, and is thanked by their jibes, is an interesting character.
I don’t really like using ridicule as a form of humor.
While I ridicule books of self-help, I’m also quite susceptible to them. They help simplify things.
Our knowledge of animals and their behaviour has come a long way. We can no longer justify imprisoning them, robbing them of everything that is natural and important to them and turning them into objects of ridicule for our amusement.
I was a subject of ridicule and lectures about the basics of crystallography. The leader of the opposition to my findings was the two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, the idol of the American Chemical Society and one of the most famous scientists in the world.
Whenever a chef cooks for his own ego rather than his guests, he/she set themselves up for ridicule and failure. In the end, it’s the service industry. Our goal is to make our guests happy through our cooking.
Anyone who comes into your office with an idea, and it may be the silliest idea in the world, listen to them and never ridicule them.
I know there are reporters who ridicule pundits.
Daniel Okrent
If people ridicule you, look them in the eye and say, ‘Yeah, I may have failed, but at least I tried,’ and get on with it.
I was fat and ugly. In school, I was disgustingly obese. I used to be the butt of ridicule, and that made me withdraw into a shell. It made me miserable, unsure of myself. I was far from confident.
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.
Noah walked with God; he didn’t only preach righteousness, he acted it. He went through water and didn’t melt. He breasted the current of the popular opinion of his day, scorning alike the hatred and ridicule of the scoffers who mocked at the thought of there being but one way of salvation.
Charles Studd
To the extent that there is anything properly identifiable as dignity in our society today, our present writers of comedy would be inclined to treat it as a proper object of ridicule.
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.
Daring to make films of any kind and thus invite the possibility of ridicule was an internal battle of mine for many years as I worked on the screenplay for what would becomeDear White People’ beginning at the end of George W. Bush‘s second term.
I long ago vowed, as Batman did before me, never to make fun of stuff that people couldn’t help. Because it’s (1) easy and (2) not fair. There are plenty of things that people have complete control over that are worthy of ridicule.
I’m appalled the word feminism has been denigrated to a place of almost ridicule and I very passionately believe the word needs to be revalued and reintroduced with power and understanding that this is a global picture.
It’s hard for people to realize now, but my gosh, when I was in school, you could not name a group that was less cool than Kiss. Going in to school with a Kiss T-shirt, you were asking for ridicule. In ’77, they were one of the biggest bands in the world, but by ’80, there was a severe backlash.
We live in a world where people can ridicule you at the push of the button. They can question you at the push of a button.
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.
Baby boomer media like ‘The Times‘ is a laughingstock, and we should do whatever we can to ridicule it.
Gavin McInnes
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
When there are legitimate concerns and frustrations it is never cool to marginalise and ridicule the people who have those concerns.
You see, I’d not a very good place here; the fellows looked on me as a sort of special object of ridicule, on account of the hat and cane, walk, and so on, though I thought I’d got over that by this time.
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.
GPS works great. I recommend it for all cat owners who want to know what their cats do when they’re not there, if you can stand the ridicule from your friends.
Caroline Paul
It’s the historian‘s job not to ridicule the myths, but to show the difference between myth and reality.
So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce.
I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers – the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.
Beverley Mitchell
The way we get our news is very important, and the idea that the media doesn’t always do right by us, and that they focus on things they shouldn’t for ratings, is very important, and it’s absolutely worthy of ridicule.
Prophets of doom have always taken risks in terms of ridicule and humiliation. If you stand on a street corner holding up a sign that reads ‘The End Is Near,’ passersby will laugh and heckle. People will say you’re like Chicken Little, running around telling people the sky is falling.
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
The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult.
In the old days of literature, only the very thick-skinned – or the very brilliant – dared enter the arena of literary criticism. To criticise a person‘s work required equal measures of erudition and wit, and inferior critics were often the butt of satire and ridicule.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule.
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
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
I think people saw me as someone who was real, and not somebody subject to the criticism and ridicule given to my profession.
Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
I run into a lot of people who are instantly filled with ridicule at the idea that someone wouldn’t eat meat.