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Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.
View quotes by Berthold Auerbach

None but the contemptible are apprehensive of contempt
View quotes by Duc De La Rochefoucauld

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
View quotes by Plutarch

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
View quotes by Kahlil Gibran

Contempt is frequently regulated by fashion
View quotes by Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
View quotes by Xenophon

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
View quotes by Ira Gershwin

A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
View quotes by John Gay

Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, 'There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life'
View quotes by Plutarch

If the whole of the english language could be condensed into one word, it would not suffice to express the utter contempt those invite who are so deluded as to be disciples of such an imposture as Darwinism.
View quotes by Francis Morris

Compare the demeanours of Flintoff and Rooney, and you'll get what I mean. The respect between the teams was wonderful - and respect for your opponent is better to have in your armoury than contempt.
View quotes by Michael Parkinson

Rape is highly reprehensible, both in a moral sense and in its almost total contempt for the personal integrity and autonomy of the female victim and for the latter's privilege of choosing those with whom intimate relations are to be established.
View quotes by Byron R White

His game embraced a contempt for his fate, a fomaing fury, because to him cricket was a game of kill or be killed, a street fighter in which it was left to the umpires to keep peace [on Viv Richards]
View quotes by Peter Roebuck

Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.
View quotes by James Baldwin

Ah, there is nothing more beautiful than the difference between the thought about sinful creatures which is natural to a holy being, and the thought about sinful creatures which is natural to a self-righteous being. The one is all contempt; the other, all pity
View quotes by Alexander Maclaren



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