Such proud, obstinate, ridiculous judgements I have encountered many times, and once even in England.
I really know nothing more criminal, more mean, and more ridiculous than lying. It is the production either of malice, cowardice, or vanity; and generally misses of its aim in every one of these views; for lies are always detected, sooner or later.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
Aphorisms, except they should be ridiculous, cannot be made but of the pith and heart of sciences; for discourse of illustration is cut off; recitals of examples are cut off; discourse of connection and order is cut off; descriptions of practice are cut off. So there remaineth nothing to fill the aphorisms but some good quantity of observation; and therefore no man can suffice, nor in reason will attempt, to write aphorisms, but he that is sound and grounded.
Is it not excessively ridiculous to seek the good opinion of those whom you would never wish to be like?john chrysostom
In a world where everything is ridiculous, nothing can be ridiculed . You cannot unmask a mask .
20 years. Well ... that's fair enough. They couldn't have given me a lighter sentence, considering the facts, and I can't complain. I said the sentences must be severe, and I admitted my share of the guilt, so it would be ridiculous if I complained about the punishment.albert speer
Man was born to live with his fellow human beings. Separate him, isolate him, his character will go bad, a thousand ridiculous affects will invade his heart, extravagant thoughts will germinate in his brain, like thorns in an uncultivated land.Denis Diderot
It is beyond ridiculous that wolves need to study a human or that they are capable of it.l. david mech
"I must furnish those, who would protect or save life, with an energy source, which produces energy so cheaply that nuclear fission will not only be uneconomical, but ridiculous. This is the task I have set myself in what little life I have left."viktor schauberger
New customs, Though they be never so ridiculous, Nay, let 'em be unmanly, yet are followed.william shakespeare
The drivel about Kosovo intervention being a manifestation of America's relentless pursuit of self-interest is just ridiculous.
Thank goodness we don't have only serious problems, but ridiculous ones as well.edsger w. dijkstra
If every day a man takes orders in silence from an incompetent superior, if every day he solemnly performs ritual acts which he privately finds ridiculous, if he unhesitatingly gives answers to questionnaires which are contrary to his real opinions and is prepared to deny his own self in public, if he sees no difficulty in feigning sympathy or even affection where, in fact, he feels only indifference or aversion, it still does not mean that he has entirely lost the use of one of the basic human senses, namely, the sense of humiliation.václav havel
The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.thomas paine
Of children as of procreation— the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.evelyn waugh
You should hear me on my own. It’s horrendous.I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought, Geez, this is ridiculous.’angus young
I accept responsibility for U-boat warfare from 1933 onward, and of the entire navy from 1943 on, but to make me responsible for what happened to Jews in Germany, or Russian soldiers on the east front it is so ridiculous all I can do is laugh.karl dönitz
The claim by the IPCC that an imposed climate forcing (such as added atmospheric concentrations of CO2) can work through the parameterizations involved in the atmospheric, land, ocean and continental ice sheet components of the climate model to create skillful global and regional forecasts decades from now is a remarkable statement. That the IPCC states that this is a ‘much more easily solved problem than forecasting weather patterns just weeks from now’ is clearly a ridiculous scientific claim.roger a. pielke
From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.
With ridiculous and awkward action, Which, slanderer, he imitation calls.william shakespeare
This was her finest role and the hardest one to play. Choosing between heaven and a ridiculous fidelity, preferring oneself to eternity or losing oneself in God is the age-old tragedy in which each must play his part.Albert Camus
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
And in these four things, opinion of ghosts , ignorance of second causes, devotion towards what men fear , and taking of things casual for prognostics , consisteth the natural seed of religion ; which by reason of the different fancies, judgments and passions of several men, has grown up into ceremonies so different, that those which are used by one man, are for the most part ridiculous to another.