It was natural that the direct wielders of the royal prerogative, men who sat in the Star Chamber and the Privy Council, who knew the secrets of the State and the necessity for prompt action, should despise the merely declaratory character of a good deal of Common Law process. To them we doubtless owe those four great pillars of Chancery jurisdiction, the injunction, the decree, the sequestration, and the commission of rebellion.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists; Not so good when people obey and acclaim him; worst when they despise him; but a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say "We did it our selves!"
We despise toadies who suck up to their bosses; they are generally the same people who bully their subordinates .
I have not talked of anything to despise the Brahmins , just because they are born as Brahmins.periyar e. v. ramasamy
My lords, I have heard of those who have expressed more wishes for popularity than ever I felt. I have heard it said, and I think it was in this Court, that they 'would have popularity: but it should be that popularity which follows, not that which is sought after.' My lords, I am proud enough to despise them both. If popularity should offer itself to me, I would speedily take care to kick it away.
Titan! to whom immortal eyes The sufferings of mortality Seen in their sad reality, Were not as things that gods despise; What was thy pity's recompense? A silent suffering, and intense; The rock, the vulture, and the chain, All that the proud can feel of pain, The agony they do not show, The suffocating sense of woe, Which speaks but in its loneliness, And then is jealous lest the sky Should have a listener, nor will sigh Until its voice is echoless.
What female heart can gold despise? What cat's averse to fish?thomas gray
It’s now a long, confused history. [...] the price of defending our nation cannot be spending years at a cost of precious lives and hundreds of billions of dollars in a vain attempt to give people who despise us a way of life they don’t want.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others.
I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
Odi profanum vulgus et arceo; Favete linguis; carmina non prius Audita Musarum sacerdos Virginibus puerisque canto. I despise the uninitiated mob and I warn them off: keep your tongues well-omened; I, priest of the Muses, am singing songs, never heard before, to girls and boys.
Try notto despise yourselftoomuchit's onlya conceit.P(atrick) J(oseph Gregory) Kavanagh
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.j. sidlow baxter
What have I to do with millions [of people]? The eighty I know despise me.charlotte brontë
He could have a thousand faults, but I do not blame anyone in particular and I despise brutality with which the Nazis acted against Israelites; but the fault is not only of Hitler, but a group of high-ranked dignitaries.augusto pinochet
'Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.Benjamin Franklin
What these thinkers despise in the man of study is precisely the man who lays no foundations, who does not conquer , who does not predicate the capture of its environment by the species, or who, if he does predicate it, as the scientist does by his discoveries ...
I am often accused of expressing contempt and despising religious people. I don’t despise religious people, I despise what they stand for. I like, I like to quote the British journalist Johann Hari [?], who said, ‘I have no contempt for you,’ sorry, ‘I have so much respect for you, that I cannot respect your ridiculous ideas.
They despise the immediate as trivial ; I know that it is trivial, but cherish rather than despise it because everything, including infinity itself, is trivial.
In ordinary life , nothing is truly great which it is great to despise; wealth , honor , reputation , absolute power anything in short which has a lot of external trappings.
If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen , even though they may despise me.
...and the best philosophy , to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is, and despise affectation .