Ridiculous Quotes

Everything is sad and ridiculous in old age. Even the fear of death.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

All That You Can't Leave Behind and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb are both really mad long titles. As I've just said them, I've just realised how ridiculous the titles are.

Paul David Hewson

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humour.

Albee, Edward

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!

Joanna Baillie

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.

Jim Dator

All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Paranoia is a survival trait when you run in my circles. It gives you something to do in your spare time, coming up with solutions to ridiculous problems that aren't ever going to happen. Except when one of them does, at which point you feel way too vindicated.

Jim Butcher

A positive engagement to marry a certain person at a certain time, at all haps and hazards, I have always considered the most ridiculous thing on earth.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Emile Zola

We are never rendered so ridiculous by qualities which we possess, as by those which we aim at, or affect to have.

Old French Saying

We are never so ridiculous from the habits we have as from those we affect to have

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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

Henry Fielding

Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious

Robert Blair

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.

David Hume

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.

Albert Einstein

And, uh, I did that, and there was nothing more ridiculous to me than finding the weight of the earth because I did not care how much the earth weighed.

Rube Goldberg

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love.

Che Guavara

There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.

Oscar Wilde

It's how creativity works. Especially in humans. For every good idea, ten thousand idiotic ones must first be posed, sifted, tried out, and discarded. A mind that's afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original.

William M. Kucmierowski

Unless a man has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him look ridiculous.

J. B. Matthews

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.

Orison Swett Marden

Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.

Sir Richard Steele

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