Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
Sex is like washing your face - just something you do because you have to. Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous. Sex follows love, it never precedes it.
It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances
There is this paradox in pride it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so
Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.
Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious
Great vices are the proper objects of our detestation, smaller faults of our pity, but affectation appears to be the only true source of the ridiculous
We are never so ridiculous from the habits we have as from those we affect to have
We are never rendered so ridiculous by qualities which we possess, as by those which we aim at, or affect to have.
The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby-so helpless and so ridiculous.
Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better!
To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous
There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
The greatest hardship of poverty is that it tends to make men ridiculous.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
Unless a man has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him look ridiculous.