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
A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.william congreve
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
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
Built God a church, and laugh'd his word to scorn.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
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 proclaimIn heathen Gath, or Ascalon, our shameLest proud Philistia, lest our haughty foe,With impious scorn insult our solemn woe.william somervile
Fortune knows, We scorn her most, when most she offers blows.william shakespeare
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
It is the semi-learned who scorn the ignorant; the learned know too much about them for that.henry s. haskins
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
Silence is the perfect expression of scorn .George Bernard Shaw
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).
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".
Though shall not steal nor kill; Not speak a lie; Be angry with no one, Nor scorn another man; Nor glory in thyself; Nor others hold you to blame This is your inward purity; This is your outward purity; This is the way to win our Lord: KudalasangamaQuoted in Chekki, Danesh A. Chekki (1 January 1997). Religion and Social System of the V?ra?aiva Community. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 51–. ISBN 978-0-313-30251-0.
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).
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.
He played tune after forbidden tune, and the professional musicians put professional expressions of scorn upon their faces; but beneath the table several feet were tapping in slow time with the music.On a musician who had been instructed by Sam to play The Blue Danube.
scorn not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frowned, Mindless of its just honours; with this key Shakespeare unlocked his heartwilliam wordsworth
I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women.susan b. anthony