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Quotations on Absurdity

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The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man almost nothing.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher.

~ Oliver Goldsmith

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only.

~ Thomas Hobbes

It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one's lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half.

~ Percy Johnston

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.

~ Samuel Johnson

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