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.
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.
Have you not learn'd great lessons fromthose who reject you, and brace themselves against you? or who treat you with Contempt, or dispute the passage with you?1888 Leaves of Grass,'Sands at Seventy','Stronger Lessons'.
Harold Ross?had a Contempt for anything he didn't understand, which was practically everything.Quoted inJamesThurber TheYearsWith Ross (1959), ch.15.
Prisons are a growth industry in a country that has stopped building schools because we would rather not pay our property taxes. And we seem remarkably comfortable with a criminal-justice system that locks up and "disappears" people we fear or hold in Contempt — with prisons as closets to hide our unmentionables and as factories for processing spare human parts until there is nothing left but waste.john leonard
He ["the male"] is trapped in a twilight zone halfway between humans and apes, and is far worse off than apes, because he is, first of all, capable of a large array of negative feelings that the apes aren't - hate, jealousy, Contempt, disgust, guilt, shame, disgrace, doubt - and, secondly, he is aware of what he is and isn't.valerie solanas
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
Too often, contemning the external order as unspiritual, [the Puritan] has made it, and ultimately himself, less spiritual by reason of his Contempt.pp. 229-230 (Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926))
If relativism signifies Contempt for fixed categories and those who claim to be the bearers of objective immortal truth, then there is nothing more relativistic than Fascist attitudes and activity. From the fact that all ideologies are of equal value , we Fascists conclude that we have the right to create our own ideology and to enforce it with all the energy of which we are capable.Benito Mussolini in his essay Diuturna ]"The Lasting"] (1921)
Nothing is so contemptible as habitual Contempt. It is impossible to remain long under its control without being dwarfed by its influence.Elias Lyman Magoon, p. 160. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
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
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