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.
Welfare is hated by those who administer it; mistrusted by those who pay for it; and held in Contempt by those who receive it.1977 In the NewYork Times, 24 May.
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.
Harold Ross?had a Contempt for anything he didn't understand, which was practically everything.Quoted inJamesThurber TheYearsWith Ross (1959), ch.15.
Love is not dependency or sex, but is friendship, and, therefore, love can't exist between two males, between a male and a female or between two females, one or both of whom is a mindless, insecure, pandering male; like conversation it can exist only between two secure, free-wheeling, independent, groovy female females, as friendship is based on [respect, not Contempt.]valerie solanas
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of Contempt.Minna Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions (1901), p. 1061.
When birth control pills were available in Europe but not in the United States, American women created an uproar about how the unwillingness to make the pill available showed a Contempt for the lives of women… When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released birth control pills with high dosages of hormones that were later found to be unnecessarily high, they were attacked for not caring about women enough to do the necessary tests.warren farrell
One may call the world a myth , in which bodies and things are visible, but souls and minds hidden. Besides, to wish to teach the whole truth about the Gods to all produces Contempt in the foolish, because they cannot understand, and lack of zeal in the good, whereas to conceal the truth by myths prevents the Contempt of the foolish, and compels the good to practice philosophy.sallustius
I can by no means approve the scurrility and Contempt with which the Romanists have often been treated. I dare not rail at, or despise, any man: much less those who profess to believe in the same Master. But I pity them much; having the same assurance, that Jesus is the Christ, and that no Romanist can expect to be saved, according to the terms of his covenant.john wesley
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
Ah, there is nothing more beautiful than the difference between the thought about sinful creatures which is natural to a holy being, and the thought about sinful creatures which is natural to a self-righteous being. The one is all Contempt: the other, all pity.Alexander MacLaren, p. 160. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
There is small risk a general will be regarded with Contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.The Cavalry General, ch. 6, as translated by Henry Graham Dakyns in The Cavalry General (2004) p. 26
One may call the world a myth , in which bodies and things are visible, but souls and minds hidden. Besides, to wish to teach the whole truth about the Gods to all produces Contempt in the foolish, because they cannot understand, and lack of zeal in the good, whereas to conceal the truth by myths prevents the Contempt of the foolish, and compels the good to practice philosophy.III. Concerning myths; that they are divine, and why.
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