Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.
Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools.
Ridicule, the weapon of all others most feared by enthusiasts of every description, and which from its predominance over such minds, often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
Every nation ridicules other nations and all are right.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
And took for truth the test of ridicule.
Ridicule is the best test of truth.
RIDICULE, n. Words designed to show that the person of whom they are uttered is devoid of the dignity of character distinguishing him who utters them.
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.