Quotations The Best Quotes About Irony  

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A list of the best irony quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous irony quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic irony quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational irony quotes from that same writer.

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Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom. Anatole France

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Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization. Victor Hugo

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Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. Agnes Repplier

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Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do. He who does not understand irony and has no ear for its whispering lacks of what might called the absolute beginning of the personal life. He lacks what at moments is indispensable for the personal life, lacks both the regeneration and rejuvenation, the cleaning baptism of irony that redeems the soul from having its life in finitude though living boldly and energetically in finitude. Søren Kierkegaard

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Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves. Karl Kraus

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Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel