Quotes: despised

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  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation, while the simple efforts of politeness are admired; even in those who are otherwise despised.
  • Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Great merit, or great failings, will make you respected or despised; but trifles, little attentions, mere nothings, either done or neglected, will make you either liked or disliked in the general run of the world.
  • Jerome K. Jerome
    Jerome K. Jerome
    British Humorous Writer, Novelist, Playwright 1859-1927
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    It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over.
  • Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse Jackson
    American Clergyman, Civil Rights Leader 1941-
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    My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    O world, world! thus is the poor agent despised. O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a-work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavor be so loved, and the performance so loathed?
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    The whore is despised by the hypocritical world because she has made a realistic assessment of her assets and does not have to rely on fraud to make a living. In an area of human relations where fraud is regular practice between the sexes, her honesty is regarded with a mocking wonder.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    The world will only, in the end, follow those who have despised as well as served it.
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