Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
(October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900)
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.
(May 01, 1672 - June 17, 1719)
First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.
(October 02, 1869 - January 30, 1948)
Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool
He shows great originality, which must be curbed at all cost
(April 16, 1921 - March 28, 2004)
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
(February 07, 1477 - July 06, 1535)
One must never have spared oneself, one must have acquired hardness as a habit to be cheerful and in good spirits in the midst of nothing but hard truths.