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
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
The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report.ovid
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
Thrice he assay'd, and, thrice in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.john milton
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
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.
For generations the British bourgeoisie have spoken of themselves as gentlemen, and by that they have meant, among other things, a self-respecting scorn of irregular perquisites. It is the quality that distinguishes the gentleman from both the artist and the aristocrat.
Built God a church, and laugh'd his word to scorn.william cowper
Though I am young, I scorn to flitOn the wings of borrowed wit.george wither
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
Strange and predatory and truly dangerous, car thieves and muggers they seem to jeopardize all our cherished concepts, even our self-esteem, our property rights, our powers of love, our laws and pleasures. The only relationship we seem to have with them is scorn or bewilderment, but they belong somewhere on the dark prairies of a country that is in the throes of self-discovery.john cheever
Alas! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse? Were it not better done as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair? 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' abhorrèd shears, And slits the thin-spun life.john milton
Gold is a living god and rules in scorn, All earthly things but virtue.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.john gay
Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart.j. r. r. tolkien
Teach not thy lips such scorn; for they were made for kissing, lady, not for such contempt.william shakespeare
How shall we celebrate the day, When God appeared in mortal clay, The mark of worldly scorn.
Inspiring bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi' usquebae, we'll face the devil!Robert Burns
Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.
Hang out our banners on the outward walls; The cry is still, They come. Our castle's strength Will laugh a siege to scorn: here let them lie Till famine and the ague eat them up. Were they not forc'd with those that should be ours, We might have met them dareful, beard to beard, And beat them backward home.