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.
We know of no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.1st Baron
One step above the sublime, makes the ridiculous; and one step above the ridiculous, makes the sublime again.thomas paine
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.bono
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be start his own religion.l. ron hubbard
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.l. ron hubbard
As a painter, cursed or blessed with a terrible and vital sensuousness, I must look for wisdom with my eyes. I repeat, with my eyes, for nothing could be more ridiculous or irrelevant than a 'philosophical conception painted purely intellectually without the terrible fury of the senses grasping each visible form of beauty and ugliness.max beckmann
All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.lucretius
Accident, he wondered, or a way of hiding? Trapped or planned? He had no way of knowing and further speculation was ridiculous, based as it necessarily must be upon earlier assumptions that were entirely without support.clifford d. simak
The coming of the wireless era will make war impossible, because it will make war ridiculous.
Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country as the behaviour of the country is most mockable at the court.william shakespeare
One of the most ridiculous defenses of foreign aid is that it is a very small part of our national income. If the average American set fire to a five-dollar bill, it would be an even smaller percentage of his annual income. But everyone would consider him foolish for doing it.thomas sowell
The truth is, that these writings of mine were meant to protect the arguments of Parmenides against those who make fun of him and seek to show the many ridiculous and contradictory results which they suppose to follow from the affirmation of the one. My answer is addressed to the partisans of the many, whose attack I return with interest by retorting upon them that their hypothesis of the being of many, if carried out, appears to be still more ridiculous than the hypothesis of the being of one.Zeno of Elea
It's not a certain society that seems ridiculous to me, it's mankind.