Quotes: contemptible

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  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
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    A little group of willful men reflecting no opinion but their own have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer - that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    In politics, nothing is contemptible.
  • Arthur Machen
    Arthur Machen
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    It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
    William Blake
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    Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a ''But''.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
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    The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
  • Arthur Murphy
    Arthur Murphy
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    Wit is the most rascally, contemptible, beggarly thing on the face of the earth.
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