Pantagrue lisme?est certaine gaiete d'esprit confite en me pris des choses fortuites. Pantagruelism is a certain liveliness of mind made in contempt of chance happenings.
Contempt for science could perhaps depend on the fact that, science hasn’t been able to solve any of our basic problems, for example the environmental pollution or the problems with HIV and AIDS. This is the worst disease of our time, and scientists are lost. I believe that many people are disappointed with science when the answers we need are not delivered.björn ulvaeus
Contempt is also defined as the state of being despised or dishonored ; disgrace , and an open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.In e-Study Guide for: Understanding Motivation and Emotion by Johnmarshall ..., p.215
"Disdain is the privilege of those who, like us, have been assured by reflection of their superiority to their adversary. And where the chances are the same, knowledge fortifies courage by the Contempt which is its consequence, its trust being placed, not in hope, which is the prop of the desperate, but in a judgment grounded upon existing resources, whose anticipations are more to be depended upon."Thucydides
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 workmen's revolution, with the terrors of destruction and murder, not only threatens us, but we have already been living upon its verge during the last thirty years, and it is only by various cunning devices that we have been postponing the crisis... The hatred and Contempt of the oppressed people are increasing, and the physical and moral strength of the richer classes are decreasing: the deceit which supports all this is wearing out, and the rich classes have nothing wherewith to comfort themselves.leo tolstoy
Everything I have said and done in these last years is relativism by intuition. 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, that all ideologies are mere fictions, the modern relativist infers that everybody has the right to create for himself his own ideology and to attempt to enforce it with all the energy of which he is capable.benito mussolini
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
Muslims shared many of the deep-seated characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon elite an intuitive resentment of culture, an amicable Contempt for women, a proclivity for riding about on horses, a pleasure in discipline, and a covert homophilia.from ... "a book about India", quoted in an article by Roger Sandall
The privilege of committing for Contempt is inherent in every deliberative body invested with authority by the Constitution.Lord Denman, C.J., Stockdale v. Hansard (1837), 3 St. Tr. (N. S.) 854.
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.
A similar statement apparently derived from this has become widely attributed to Herbert Spencer, but there are no records of him ever saying or writing it, the first attribution to him occurring in 1931: There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance that principle is Contempt prior to investigation.Alexander Pope
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))
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