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Engrave this Quote Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
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-Lenny Bruce
quoted in Performing and the Art of Comedy, The Essential Lenny Bruce (ed. John Cohen 1967)
Engrave this Quote You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
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-Art Buchwald
Engrave this Quote Why should we fear; and what? The laws?
They all are armed in virtue's cause;
And aiming at the self-same end,
Satire is always virtue's friend.

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-Charles Churchill
Ghost (bk. III, l. 943)
Engrave this Quote Unless a love of virtue light the flame,
Satire is, more than those he brands, to blame;
He hides behind a magisterial air
He own offences, and strips others' bare.

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-William Cowper
Charity (l. 490)
Engrave this Quote I wear my Pen as others do their Sword. To each affronting sot I meet, the word Is Satisfaction: straight to thrusts I go, And pointed satire runs him through and through.
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-John Oldham
Satire upon a Printer
Engrave this Quote Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
And without sneering teach the rest to sneer;
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike;
Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend,
A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend.

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-Alexander Pope
Prologue to Satires
Engrave this Quote Men are more satirical from vanity than from malice.
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-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Maxims (no. 508)
Engrave this Quote Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.
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-Jonathan Swift
The Battle of the Books (preface)
Engrave this Quote Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
French: La satire ment sur les gens de lettres pendant leur vie, et l'eloge ment apres leur mort.
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-Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Lettre a Bordes

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