“People use ridicule to belittle something perceived big enough to fear.”
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”
“Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.”
“When ridicule is shrill, remember people only bother to belittle something they perceive big enough to fear.”
“We adore titles and heredities in our hearts and ridicule them with our mouths. This is our democratic privilege.”
“Ridicule is a public confession of fear.”
“Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms”
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