God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are not responsible, and we must endure it, and give it such protection as is guaranteed by the constitution, till we can get rid of it without destroying the last hope of free government in the world.
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.Robert Byron
All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurnme, thycreature, towhomthou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. 782Mary Godwin Shelley
I do detest him, I really do. It's no joke. I can't stand himnigel benn
My thoughts hold mortal strife;I do detest my life,And with lamenting criesPeace to my soul to bringOft call that prince which here doth monarchise:— But he, grim-grinning King,Who caitiffs scorns, and doth the blest surprise,Late having deck'd with beauty's rose his tomb,Disdains to crop a weed, and will not come.drummond, william, of hawthornden
They [the Americans] equally detest the pageantry of a king, and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.junius
We lament the mistakes of a good man, and do not begin to detest him until he affects to renounce his principles.junius
Madam, don't bring up your sons to detest the United States Government. Recollect that we form one country now. Abandon all these local animosities, and make your sons Americans.robert e. lee
I beg the reader not to go in search of messages. It is a term that I detest because it distresses me greatly, for it forces on me clothes that are not mine, which in fact belong to a human type that I distrust; the prophet, the soothsayer, the seer. I am none of these; I’m a normal man with a good memory who fell into a maelstrom and got out of it more by luck than by virtue, and who from that time on has preserved a certain curiosity about maelstroms large and small, metaphorical and actual.Primo Levi
I detest symbolic protest, as it is an outcry of weak, middle-of-the-road, liberal eunuchs. If an individual feels strongly enough about something to do something about it, then he shouldn't prostitute himself by doing something symbolic. He should get out and do something real.william powell
Sunnybrook Farm is now a parking lot; the petticoats are in the garbage can, where they belong in the modern world; and I detest censorship.shirley temple
There is no tyranny in the world more hateful than that of ideas. Ideas bring ideophobia, and the consequence is that people begin to persecute their neighbors in the name of ideas. I loathe and detest all labels, and the only label that I could now tolerate would be that of ideoclast or idea breaker.Miguel de Unamuno
I regard Shelley's early 'atheism' and later Pantheism, as simply the negative and the affirmative side of the same progressive but harmonious life-creed. In his earlier years his disposition was towards a vehement denial of a theology which he never ceased to detest; in his maturer years he made more frequent reference to the great World Spirit in whom he had from the first believed. He grew wiser in the exercise of his religious faith, but the faith was the same throughout; there, was progression, but no essential change.Percy Bysshe Shelley
I hate inconstancy I loathe, detest, Abhor, condemn, abjure the mortal made Of such quicksilver clay that in his breast No permanent foundation can be laid.lord byron
For while the treason I detest, The traitor still I love.
The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.junius
I hate and detest all frivolous pleas; but I never will make too much haste, in determining matters which may be of consequence to the subject.
Trolls simply detest the very sight of dwarves (uncooked).
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
How I suffered when I had to preach to you those pious lies that I detest in my heart . What remorse your credulity caused me! A thousand times I was on the point of breaking out publicly and opening your eyes , but a fear stronger than myself held me back, and forced me to keep silence until my death .
How shall I lose the sin yet keep the sense, And love th' offender, yet detest the offence?Alexander Pope
I detest jokes – when somebody tells me one I feel my IQ dropping; the brain cells start to disappear. But something is funny when the person delivering the line doesn’t know it’s funny or doesn’t treat it as a joke. Maybe it comes from a place of truth, or it’s a sort of rage against society.
I hate America's crimes very much. I detest the Zionists, and I hope that the day will come when the world is free of these germs of corruption and destruction.
I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
My chief virtue (or if you like, defect) has been a tireless lifelong search for an original, individual musical idiom. I detest imitation, I detest hackneyed devices.
I sincerely detest it, the Bible, as I detest everything that is cruel.