I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare — I have no use for him, either.
Pantagruelism est certaine gayeté d'esprit conficte en mepris des choses fortuites. Pantagruelism is a certain liveliness of mind made in Contempt of chance happenings.françois rabelais
To punish me for my Contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.Albert Einstein
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).
Although the Macedonians, whose territory occupied the area around present-day Thessaloniki in northern Greece, considered themselves part of the Greek cultural sphere, many Greeks regarded them with Contempt. In the eyes of the Greeks, the Macedonians were a mere offshoot of the original stock. They spoke a Greek dialect, to be sure, but they were led by a backward monarchy and their nobles.Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Dutch author, researcher and clinical professor of leadership development, "Are Leaders born or Are they made?: The case of Alexander the Great", Karnac Books (June 2004)
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.
Familiarity breeds Contempt or Acquaintance softens prejudices.aesop
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
The spirit of Contempt is the true spirit of Antichrist; for no other is more directly opposed to Christ.henry giles
Nothing is so contemptible as habitual Contempt. It is impossible to remain long under its control without being dwarfed by its influence.elias lyman magoo
There is no room in the universe for the least Contempt or pride; but only for a gentle and a reverent heart.james martineau
The modern clercs have created in so-called cultivated society a positive romanticism of harshness. The have also created a romanticism of Contempt.julien benda
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
I was aggressively nonpolitical. I believed that people who make a fuss about politics do so because their heads are too empty to think about more important things. So I felt nothing but impatient Contempt for Osborne's Jimmy Porter and the rest of the heroes of social protest.colin wilson
O Poverty, thy thousand ills combined Sink not so deep into the generous mind, As the Contempt and laughter of mankind.juvenal
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.
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
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.
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