...when I see animals born free and despising captivity break their heads against the bars of their prison ; when I see multitudes of entirely naked savages scorn European voluptuousness and endure hunger .Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in On Anarchism, p.61
Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise even in their own field.Isaac Asimov
Prostrate on earth the bleeding warrior lies, And Isr'el's beauty on the mountains dies. How are the mighty fallen! Hush'd be my sorrow, gently fall my tears, Lest my sad tale should reach the alien's ears: Bid Fame be dumb, and tremble to proclaim In heathen Gath, or Ascalon, our shame Lest proud Philistia, lest our haughty foe, With impious scorn insult our solemn woe.william somervile
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,HetrustedontheL that hewoulddeliverhim: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.Bible (Old Testament)
Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth.Bible (Apocrypha)
A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.william congreve
Learn then to dance, you that are princes born, And lawful lords of earthly creatures all; Imitate them, and thereof take no scorn, (For this new art to them is natural) And imitate the stars celestial. For when pale death your vital twist shall sever, Your better parts must dance with them forever.SirJohn Davies
I know that Ihavethe bodyof a weak and feeble woman, but I havetheheart and stomach of a kingand a king of England too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any Prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm.Elizabeth I
Built God a church, and laugh'd his word to scorn.william cowper
Unwilling friend, let not your spite abate;Help me with scorn, and strengthen me with hate.john davidson
Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.Second Apparition, Scene I
The horn, the horn, the lusty horn, Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.First Lord, Sc. ii
Farewel, thou cruel world! – to morrowNo more thy scorn my heart shall tear: –The grave will shield the child of sorrow,And heaven will hear the orphan's prayer.matthew lewis
Cf. Ovid , Fasti , IV, 311: The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. Variant translations of mens sibi conscia recti (meaning "a good conscience"):A mind conscious of its own rectitude.
The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report.Fasti, IV, 311. Compare: "And the mind conscious of virtue may bring to thee suitable rewards", Virgil, The Aeneid, i, 604.
scorn not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frowned, Mindless of its just honours; with this key Shakespeare unlocked his heartwilliam wordsworth
Small service is true service while it lasts. Of humblest friends, bright creature! scorn not one: The daisy, by the shadow that it casts, Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun.william wordsworth
Upward my face I turn to you, I long for you, I yearn to you, The spectral vision trances me to utt'rance wild and weak; It is not that I mourn you, To mourn you were to scorn you, For you are one step nearer to the beauty singers seek. But I want, and cannot see you, I seek and cannot find you, And, see! I touch the book of songs you tenderly left behind you!robert williams buchanan
Do you speak scorn and Mockery to everyone? Or just to your betters?orson scott card
Strange and predatory and truly dangerous, car thieves and muggers they seem to jeopardize all our cherished concepts, even our self-esteem, our property rights, our powers of love, our laws and pleasures. The only relationship we seem to have with them is scorn or bewilderment, but they belong somewhere on the dark prairies of a country that is in the throes of self-discovery.john cheever
His was the scorn which thinks it not worth the while to be scornful. Those he most scorned, never knew it.Herman Melville
Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of Noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious dayes.john milton
Men who have sacrifice their well-being, and even their lives, for the cause of truth or the public good, are, from an empirical point of view - which scorn ("fait fi", Fr.) virtue and altruism - regarded as insane or fools; but, from a moral standpoint, they are heros who do honour ("qui honorent", Fr.) humanity.african spir
Irish poets, earn your trade, Sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up All out of shape from toe to top, Their unremembering hearts and heads Base-born products of base beds.william butler yeats
The unity of the manipulated collective consists in the negation of each individual and in the scorn poured on the type of society which could make people into individuals.Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment, E. Jephcott, trans., p. 9
In every community there are little knots of fantastic extremists who loudly proclaim that they are striving for righteousness, and who, in reality, do their feeble best for unrighteousness. Just as the upright politician should hold in peculiar scorn the man who makes the name of politician a reproach and a shame, so the genuine reformer should realize that the cause he champions is especially jeopardized by the mock reformer who does what he can to make reform a laughingstock among decent men.Theodore Roosevelt, "Latitude and Longitude among Reformers, published in the "Century" (June, 1900); republished in The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1910).
Let but my scarlet head appear And I am held in scorn; Yet juice of subtile virtue lies Within my cup of curious dyes.Christina G. Rossetti, "Consider the Lilies of the Field".
The 'Little' or 'Barebones' Parliament, summoned by Oliver Cromwell to meet at Westminster on 4th July, 1653, after the dissolution of the remains of the Long Parliament, may have been an unpractical body, so far as the task of administration in troublous times was concerned. But it seems quite possible that the wealth of contumely and scorn which has been poured upon it was, originally, due quite as much to the fierce anger of vested interests against outspoken criticism, as to any real vagueness or want of practical wisdom in the plans of the House itself.Chapter XII, Civil Procedure In The Middle Ages, p. 178
The unity of the manipulated collective consists in the negation of each individual and in the scorn poured on the type of society which could make people into individuals.E. Jephcott, trans., p. 9 (Sourced)
Bind her, grind her, burn her with fire, Cast her ashes into the sea, She shall escape, she shall aspire, She shall arise to make men free; She shall arise in a sacred scorn, Lighting the lives that are yet unborn, Spirit supernal, splendour eternal, England!Helen Gray Cone, Chant of Love for England (1915).