Ridiculous

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There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life
Ridicule often cuts the knot, where severity fails
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
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