Boys do now cry 'Kiss my Parliament!' instead of 'Kiss myarse!'so great and general a contempt is the Rump come to among all men, good and bad.
Contempt is not a thing to be despised.Edmund Burke, "Letters on a Regicide Peace", letter 3 (1796–1797), reported in The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke (1899), vol. 5, p. 436.
Contempt leaves a deeper scar than anger.Author unidentified, p. 160. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
To these compositions is required neither genius nor knowledge, neither industry nor spriteliness, but Contempt of shame, and indifference to truth are absolutely necessary.1758 Of journalistic reporting. In The Idler, no.31,11 Nov.
Religious believers of the world, you are free to continue to debate the simple, narrow question that divides you from atheists, but you have no right, in so doing, to treat the Humanists of the world with Contempt. You owe them a deep debt of gratitude, for not only have they shed much light on a naturally dark world but they have very probably helped civilize your own specific religion.steve allen
Karpov, Kasparov, Korchnoi have absolutely destroyed chess by their immoral, unethical, prearranged games. These guys are really the lowest dogs around, and if people knew the truth about them, they would be held in more Contempt than Ben Johnson, the runner, and they're going to know the truth when I do this book!bobby fischer
How many we know who have fled the sweetness of a tranquil life in their homes, among the friends, to seek the horror of uninhabitable deserts; who have flung themselves into humiliation, degradation, and the Contempt of the world, and have enjoyed these and even sought them out.Michel de Montaigne
That certain women were ready to sell themselves caused no excessive disgust in Isabelle. It was inevitable that a number of both men and women should compromise the institution of marriage by marrying for money, and once that happened there could be no question of impressing on the toughly logical female mind the unique vileness of prostitution. She had sometimes wondered, too, whether the Contempt men felt for women who market their favors did not in part proceed from from the sense of grievance eternally felt by buyers against vendors.rebecca west
See how the mountain goat hangs from the summit of the cliff; you would expect it to fall; it is merely showing its Contempt for the dogs.Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book XIII, Epigram 99.
Inescapably, the realization was being borne in upon my preconditioned mind that the centuries-old and universally accepted human concept of wolf character was a palpable lie. On three separate occasions in less than a week I had been completely at the mercy of these 'savage killers'; but far from attempting to tear me limb from limb, they had displayed a restraint verging on Contempt, even when I invaded their home and appeared to be posing a direct threat to the young pups.Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf (1963).
Christ saw much in this world to weep over, and much to pray over: but he saw nothing in it to look upon with Contempt.Edwin Hubbell Chapin as quoted in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 160.
The spirit of Contempt is the true spirit of Antichrist; for no other is more directly opposed to Christ.Henry Giles, as quoted in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 160.
In America we have only the bourgeoisie, and the love of the heroic is one of the few counterpoises available to us. In us the Contempt for the heroic is only an extension of the perversion of the democratic principle that denies greatness and wants everyone to feel comfortable in his skin without having to suffer unpleasant comparisons. Students have not the slightest notion of what an achievement it is to free oneself from public guidance and find resources for guidance within oneself.Allan Bloom
If you seek in the spirit of selfishness, to grasp all as your own, you shall lose all, and be driven out of the world, at last, naked and forlorn, to everlasting poverty and Contempt.Jonathan Edwards, p. 538. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Theological condemnation of others, which breaks off fellowship in either judgment or Contempt, is impermissible.Ernst Käsemann, describing the view of Paul of Tarsus, Commentary on the Romans (1980), p. 369
"Homophobic violence...and homophobia in general might also be ways of adjudicating the anxiety aroused in heterosexual men by their own penetrability. If a potential for passive anal pleasure is denied, its denial can be acted out as violence against or Contempt for, those who are interpreted as wishing to either experience such pleasure themselves, or to 'impose' it on another. In this sense the repression or elision of anal eroticism in heterosexual men can be seen to work not only along the lines of the masculine/feminine divide, but also along the homosexual/heterosexual divide."Catherine Waldby . "Destruction: Boundary Erotics and the Refiguration of the Heterosexual Male Body", Sexy Bodies, p.272-73. Eds. Grosz and Probyn.