Such proud, obstinate, ridiculous judgements I have encountered many times, and once even in England.
Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se Quam quod ridiculos homines facit. The hardest thing to bear in poverty is the fact that it makes men ridiculous.
To a superior race of beings the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem equally ridiculous.william hazlitt
Man finds happiness only in the superfluous. Under communism, he has only the essentials. How abominable and ridiculous!nelson rodrigues
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
The coming of the wireless era will make war impossible, because it will make war ridiculous.
I asked for ice, but this is ridiculous.
You will have to brace yourselves for this not because it is difficult to understand, but because it is absolutely ridiculous: All we do is draw little arrows on a piece of paper that’s all!richard feynman
Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generals the flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned, if at all.martin gardner
For God's sake (I never was more serious), don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print.Charles Lamb
To carry on a war for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie, a war which is a hundred times more difficult, protracted and complex than the most stubborn of ordinary wars between states, and to renounce in advance any change of tack, or any utilisation of a conflict of interests (even if temporary) among one’s enemies, or any conciliation or compromise with possible allies (even if they are temporary, unstable, vacillating or conditional allies) is that not ridiculous in the extreme?
Have I ever remarked on how completely ridiculous it is to ask high school students to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives and give them nearly no support in doing so? Support like, say, spending a day apiece watching twenty different jobs and then another week at their top three choices, with salary charts and projections and probabilities of graduating that subject given their test scores? The more so considering this is a central allocation question for the entire economy?eliezer yudkowsky
You simply cannot invent any conspiracy theory so ridiculous and obviously satirical that some people somewhere don't already believe it.
From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.václav havel
Albania [is] a ridiculous country anyway that ought to be partitioned as soon as possible between Greece and Yugoslavia .
We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
What is ridiculous and absurd never is, to my mind, to be adopted either in law or in equity.
There are no exact guidelines. There are probably no guidelines at all. The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world .
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
ridiculous as may seem the dualities of conflict at a given time, it does not follow that dualism is a worthless process. The river of truth is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between them, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the mainstream.cyril connolly