To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.
Contempt leaves a deeper scar than anger.Author unidentified, p. 160. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Pride that dines on Vanity sups on Contempt.Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1758 edition
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
Boris Johnson has real Contempt for Londoners. He hates that we celebrate each other's heritage; he hates that we try to pass on a healthy environment to our children; he hates that we look after our most vulnerable neighbours; and most of all he hates that we all expect to share in our city's financial success.siân berry
His taste was formed in no exclusive schools, and he could admire whatever was good, no matter the rules or the Contempt of rules by which it was produced. He was as free from envy and jealousy as a man can be; and few writers younger than himself will fail to remember the generous encouragement and seasonable notice which his connection with the press enabled his kindly temper to bestow.samuel laman blanchard
The time for the kingdom may be far off, but the task is plain: to retain our share in God in spite of peril and Contempt. There is a war to wage against the vulgar, the glorification of the absurd, a war that is incessant, universal. Loyal to the presence of the ultimate in the common, we may be able to make it clear that man is more than man, that in doing the finite he may perceive the infinite .abraham joshua heschel
I never have held death in Contempt, though in the course of my explorations I have oftentimes felt that to meet one's fate on a noble mountain, or in the heart of a glacier, would be blessed as compared with death from disease, or from some shabby lowland accident. But the best death, quick and crystal-pure, set so glaringly open before us, is hard enough to face, even though we feel gratefully sure that we have already had happiness enough for a dozen lives.john muir
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).
In a cottage I live, and the cot of content, Where a few little rooms for ambition too low, Are furnish'd as plain as a patriarch's tent, With all for convenience, but nothing for show: Like Robinson Crusoe's, both peaceful and pleasant, By industry stor'd, like the hive of a bee; And the peer who looks down with Contempt on a peasant. Can ne'er be look'd up to with envy by me.John Collins, How to be Happy. Song in his Scripscrapologia.
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.
The object of the discipline enforced by the Court in case of Contempt of court is not to vindicate the dignity of the Court or the person of the Judge, but to prevent undue interference with the administration of justice.Bowen, L.J., Hellmore v. Smith (2) (1886), L. R. 35 C. D. 455.
Social science and humanities … have a mutual Contempt for one another, the former looking down on the latter as unscientific, the latter regarding the former as philistine. … The difference comes down to the fact that social science really wants to be predictive, meaning that man is predictable, while the humanities say that he is not.Allan Bloom
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
Variant: Familiarity breeds Contempt, but concealment excites interest.It is with life just as with swimming; that man is the most expert who is the most disengaged from all encumbrances.
"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.