If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.
What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness! Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that, if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that too
Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love.
Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do
A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.
Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony
I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
Civilizations die from philosophical calm, irony, and the sense of fair play quite as surely as they die of debauchery.
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does.
Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.
Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.