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.
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.
Contempt for an assailant is best shown by bravery in action.
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.Samuel Pepys
God has given to man no sharper spur to victory than Contempt of death.hannibal
Though familiarity may not breed Contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.william hazlitt
The infidelity of the Gentile world, and that more especially of men of rank and learning in it, is resolved into a principle which, in my judgment, will account for the inefficacy of any argument, or any evidence whatever, viz. Contempt prior to examination.william paley
...the Contempt that he has for Quebecers, and for the facts, that trickles from every page, hurt me, as a Quebecer, [...] as a journalist also, as an author, the intellectual dishonesty with which he plays with the facts, he makes comparisons that are absolutely unacceptable, it gave me an enormous headache to read this book, it stopped me from sleeping. [...] Evidently, here in Quebec, we know that he exaggerates, but someone has to say it to English Canadians.Mordecai Richler
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
In the first manifesto that we launched on the 8th of March, 1910, from the stage of the Chiarella Theater in Turin,1 we expressed our deep-rooted disgust with, our proud Contempt for, and our happy rebellion against vulgarity, mediocrity, the fanatical and snobbish worship of all that is old, attitudes which are suffocating Art in our Country.Umberto Boccioni
But it is recognized that punishment for the abuse of the liberty accorded to the press is essential to the protection of the public, and that the common law rules that subject the libeler to responsibility for the public offense, as well as for the private injury, are not abolished by the protection extended in our constitutions. The law of criminal libel rests upon that secure foundation. There is also the conceded authority of courts to punish for Contempt when publications directly tend to prevent the proper discharge of judicial functions.charles evans hughes
There will be no room, here, for the smug myopia which views American civilization as the final solution to all world problems; which recommends our institutions for universal adoption and turns away with Contempt from the serious study of the institutions of peoples whose civilizations may seem to us to be materially less advanced.george f. kennan
These temple-destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect Contempt for Nature, and instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar. Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man.john muir
To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into Contempt.elizabeth cady stanton
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 .
O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the Contempt and anger of his lip!william shakespeare
It seems to me that this jurisdiction of committing for Contempt being practically arbitrary and unlimited, should be most jealously and carefully watched, and exercised, if I may say so, with the greatest reluctance and the greatest anxiety on the part of Judges to see whether there is no other mode which is not open to the objection of arbitrariness, and which can be brought to bear upon the subject.
The privilege of committing for Contempt is inherent in every deliberative body invested with authority by the Constitution.
The infidelity of the Gentile world, and that more especially of men of rank and learning in it, is resolved into a principle which, in my judgment, will account for the inefficacy of any argument, or any evidence whatever, viz . Contempt prior to investigation.
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.
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