Quotes by contempt

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  • John Gay
    John Gay
    British playwright and poet 1688-1732
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    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.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.
  • Minna Antrim
    Minna Antrim
    American writer 1861-1950
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    Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
  • Alice Duer Miller
    Alice Duer Miller
    American writer 1874-1942
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    Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
  • Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams
    American political commentator, entrepreneur and author 1962-
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    Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    Familiarity breeds contempt.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Familiarity breeds contempt; and children.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    For my own part, I would rather be in company with a dead man than with an absent one; for if the dead man gives me no pleasure, at least he shows me no contempt; whereas the absent one, silently indeed, but very plainly, tells me that he does not think me worth his attention.
  • Austin O'Malley
    Austin O'Malley
    American writer, ophthalmologist and a professor of English literatur 1858-1932
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    God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
  • Sir William Watson
    Sir William Watson
    English poet 1858-1935
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    His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes - cats - I believe he did but feign to hate. My hand will miss the insinuated nose, mine eyes the tail that wagg'd contempt at Fate.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.
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