But as the priceless treasure too frequently hides at the bottom of well, it needs some courage to dive for it, especially as he that does so will be likely to incur more scorn and obloquy for the mud and water into which he has ventured to plunge, than thanks for the jewel he procures; as like in manner, she who undertakes the cleansing of a careless bachelor's apartment will be liable to more abuse for the dust she raises than commendation for the clearance she effects.
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.anne bradstreet
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
Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands and an infinite scorn in our hearts.benito mussolini
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 dew drop from the Sun.william wordsworth
Inspiring, bold John Barleycorn! What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi'usquabae, we'll face the devil!Robert Burns
It was pretty sad, because for the first time I found how stupid people could be. It sort of made me feel alone in the world. The more people pointed at me in scorn the more stubborn I got and when they began calling me the Bad Girl of West Seattle High, I tried to live up to it.frances farmer
The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report.ovid
Thrice he assay'd, and, thrice in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.john milton
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
Human nature is the same everywhere; it deifies success, it has nothing but scorn for defeat.
Built God a church, and laugh'd his word to scorn.william cowper
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
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
An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king, Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow Through public scorn, mud from a muddy spring, Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know, But leech-like to their fainting country cling, Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Gold is a living god and rules in scorn, All earthly things but virtue.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Though I am young, I scorn to flit On the wings of borrowed wit.george wither
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.john gay
Teach not thy lips such scorn; for they were made for kissing, lady, not for such contempt.william shakespeare
Biology is not physics , because organisms are such complex physical objects, and sociology is not biology because human societies are made by self-conscious organisms. By pretending to a kind of knowledge that it cannot achieve, social science can only engender the scorn of natural scientists and the cynicism of the humanists.
Did any man at his death ever regret his conflicts with himself, his victories over appetite, his scorn of impure pleasure, or his sufferings for righteousness' sake?william ellery channing
Genius is bound to be indulgent. It should know human errors so well has, with its large luminous forces, such errors itself when it deigns to be human, that, where others may scorn, genius should only pity.Lytton
The horn, the horn, the lusty horn, Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.
So let him stand, through ages yet unborn, Fix'd statue on the pedestal of scorn.lord byron