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One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. Jane Austen

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It is commonly said that ridicule is the best test of truth; for that it will not stick where it is not just. I deny it. A truth learned in a certain light, and attacked in certain words, by men of wit and humor, may, and often doth, become ridiculous, at least so far, that the truth is only remembered and repeated for the sake of the ridicule.

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Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success. Oliver Goldsmith

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I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly. George Farquhar

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We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects. William Hazlitt

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No great movement designed to change the world can bear to be laughed at or belittled. Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches. Milan Kundera

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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. Mark Twain

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

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Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit. Jean de La Bruyère

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Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble. Walter Scott

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When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. Thomas Szasz