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
I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better fits, A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong For such despite they cast on female wits; If what I do prove well, it won't advance, They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance.1678 Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning,'The Prologue'.
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
...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
Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth.Bible (Apocrypha)
Il n'est pas de destin que ne se surmonte par le me pris. There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.Albert Camus
He hears On all sides, from innumerable tongues A dismal universal hiss, the sound Of public scorn.john milton
Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn, Grew lean while he assailed the seasons; He wept that he was ever born, And he had reasons.Edwin Arlington Robinson
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.George Bernard Shaw
When we come to a comparison of heaven and earth, then we may indeed not only forget all about the present life, but even despise and scorn it.john calvin
I pity bashful men, who feel the painOf fancied scorn and undeserved disdain,And bear the marks upon a blushing face,Of needless shame, and self-impos'd disgrace.william cowper
The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report.ovid
I thought, beloved, to have brought to youA gift of quietness and ease and peace,Cooling your brow as with the mystic dewDropping from twilight trees.Homeward I go not yet; the darkness grows;Not mine the voice to still with peace divine:From the first fount the stream of quiet flowsThrough other hearts than mine.Yet of my night I give to you the stars,And of my sorrow here the sweetest gains,And out of hell, beyond its iron bars,My scorn of all its pains.george william russell
Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life.john milton
Fortune knows, We scorn her most, when most she offers blows.william shakespeare
All saints revile her, and all sober men Ruled by the God Apollo's golden mean In scorn of which we sailed to find her In distant regions likeliest to hold her Whom we desired above all things to know, Sister of the mirage and echo.robert graves
They love their land because it is their own, And scorn to give aught other reason why; Would shake hands with a king upon his throne, And think it kindness to his Majesty.fitz-greene halleck
Merz art strives for immediate expression by shortening the path from intuition to visual manifestation of the artwork... they will receive my new work als they always have when something new presents itself: with indignation and screams of scorn.kurt schwitters
Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes.william shakespeare
Thrice he assay'd, and, thrice in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.john milton
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).
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
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".
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).
Having punished one person for another, by mistaking his name, he said, "he deserved it quite as much." He had frequently in his mouth these words of the tragedian, Oderint dum metuant. I scorn their hatred, if they do but fear me.II, sec. 14.
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.
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.
And now because you are His child, live as a child of God; be redeemed from the life of evil, which is false to your nature, into the life of goodness, which is the truth of your being. scorn all that is mean; hate all that is false; struggle with all that is impure Live the simple, lofty life which befits an heir of immortality.frederick william robertson