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.
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.
This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low for envy, for Contempt too high.Abraham Cowley
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
There is no room in the universe for the least Contempt or pride; but only for a gentle and a reverent heart.james martineau
To punish me for my Contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.Albert Einstein
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
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.
There is no room in the universe for the least Contempt or pride; but only for a gentle and a reverent heart.
Contempt is not a thing to be despised.
Contempt leaves a deeper scar than anger.
Well, I will scourge those apes, And to these courteous eyes oppose a mirror, As large as is the stage whereon we act; Where they shall see the time's deformity Anatomised in every nerve, and sinew, With constant courage, and Contempt of fear.Ben Jonson
Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no Contempt, Dispraise, or blame, nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.john milton
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
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
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
Hatred comes from the heart ; Contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
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.
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
Variant: Familiarity breeds Contempt, but concealment excites interest.
"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."