from the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step

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From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step definition


In life, things that are noble and magnificent are never far from things that are trivial and laughable. This saying has been attributed to both Napoleon Bonaparte and the French statesman Talleyrand.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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