There are some surely whom you like and whom you dislike, for whom you entertain esteem and for whom you feel Contempt? Have you not thought that you have some duties toward them, that you can aid them in leading better lives?paul bourget
Here's to the men who lose! What though their work be e'er so nobly plann'd And watched with zealous care; No glorious halo crowns their efforts grand Contempt is Failure's share!G. L. Scarborough, —To the Vanquished.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy; affectation, part of the chosen trappings of folly! The one completes a villain, the other only finishes a fop. Contempt is the proper punishment of affectation, and detestation the just consequence of hypocrisy.samuel johnson
Great art is the Contempt of a great man for small art.Note Books, L, in Edmund Wilson (ed) The Crack-Up (1945).
I have always had the greatest Contempt for novels written with a purpose. Fiction should render, not draw morals. But?I sinned against my gods to the extent of saying that I was goingto the level of the light vouchsafed meto write a work that should have for its purpose the obviating of all future wars.1934 On Parade's End.
I am proud of your Contempt for my character and opinions, sir.George Bernard Shaw
When I survey the wondrous cross On which the prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour Contempt on all my pride.Isaac Watts
If you love the good thing vitally, enough to give up for it all that one must give up, then you must hate the cheap thing just as hard. I tell you, there is such a thing as creative hate! A Contempt that drives you through fire, makes you risk everything and lose everything, makes you a long sight better than you ever knew you could be.willa cather
A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless. Herein is not only a great vanity, but a great Contempt of God's gifts, that the sweetness of man's breath, being a good gift of God, should be willfully corrupted by this stinking smoke.james i of england
That clergyman soon becomes an object of Contempt who being often asked out to dinner never refuses to go.jerome
Which is ideology? Which not? You shall know them by their assertion of truth, their Contempt for considered reflection, and their fear of debate.john ralston saul
There is not a negro from the coast of Africa who does not, in this respect, possess a degree of magnanimity which the soul of his sordid master is too often scarce capable of conceiving. Fortune never exerted more cruelly her empire over mankind, than when she subjected those nations of heroes to the refuse of the jails of Europe, to wretches who possess the virtues neither of the countries which they come from, nor of those which they go to, and whose levity, brutality, and baseness, so justly expose them to the Contempt of the vanquished.Adam Smith
Don't hold your parents up to Contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.evelyn waugh
I had been brought up and trained to have the utmost Contempt for people who got drunk – and I would have liked to have the boozing scholars of the Universities wheeled into line and properly chastised for their squalid misuse of what I must ever regard as a gift of the gods.winston churchill
Everyone recognized that only five percent of all the people born ever amount to anything at all. Everyone humbly thanked his providential stars that through his own personal efforts and merit he had become one of the superior five percent. Everyone looked with pity and Contempt upon the ninety-five percent who did not share his grace.mark clifton
Though the managing ourselves well in this part of our behavior has the name good-breeding , as if a peculiar effect of education; yet... young children should not be much perplexed about it... Teach them humility, and to be good-natur'd, if you can, and this sort of manners will not be wanting; civility being in truth nothing but a care not to shew any slighting or Contempt of any one in conversation.john locke
The cover pirated the pictures on the Southern pamphlet and headlined a story whose title, “Invasion from Infinity!,” bore witness to a brash disdain of doing right as much as of blithe Contempt for having been proved wrong.ken macleod
Does the right hon. Lady understand if she does not yet understand she soon will that the penalty for treachery is to fall into public Contempt?enoch powell
My father had a deep and lifelong Contempt for politicians in general ("They tell lies," he used to say with wonder, "even when they don't have to").gore vidal
You know, I've been around the ruling class all my life, and I've been quite aware of their total Contempt for the people of the country.gore vidal
I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not to fill them with satisfaction or glee. I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre machinery, and to express Contempt for people who think we need machinery like that.Billy writing a letter to a newspaper describing the Tralfamadorians
Everyone recognized that only five percent of all the people born ever amount to anything at all. Everyone humbly thanked his providential stars that through his own personal efforts and merit he had become one of the superior five percent. Everyone looked with pity and Contempt upon the ninety-five percent who did not share his grace.p. 175 (They'd Rather Be Right (1954))
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)
The cause is before us; we are sworn to decide it according to our notions of the law; we do not bring it here; and, being here, a necessity is laid upon us to deliver judgment; that judgment we can receive at the dictation of no power: we may decide the case erroneously; but we cannot be guilty of any Contempt in deciding it according to our consciences.Coleridge, J., Stockdale v. Hansard (1837), 3 St. Tr (N. S.) 945.
I'll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dilettantes and, uh... and, uh... heartless manipulators, about music ... that takes up the energies , and the bodies, and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds , of young men, who give what they have to it, and give everything they have to it. And it's a... it's a term that's based on Contempt; it's a term that's based on fashion , style , elitism, satanism , and, everything that's rotten about rock 'n' roll.Iggy Pop Iggy Pop, punk pioneer, on Peter Gzowski's 90 Minutes Live (March 1977)
The spirit of Contempt is the true spirit of Antichrist; for no other is more directly opposed to Christ.Henry Giles, p. 160. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
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, p. 160. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Familiarity breeds Contempt or Acquaintance softens prejudices.The Fox and the Lion (Sourced)
It is highly reprehensible, both in a moral sense and in its almost total Contempt for the personal integrity and autonomy of the female victim and for the latter's privilege of choosing those with whom intimate relationships are to be established.Cooker v. Georgia, quoted by John W. Palmer, in Constitutional Rights of Prisoners. p.631
Among well-bred people a mutual deference is affected, Contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence , without interruption , without eagerness .David Hume, in Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ..., p.169