Quotes of Despise

“ I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise. ”

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

“ He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ Whoever despises himself still respects himself as one who despises. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ He who despises himself, respects himself as one who despises. ”

- Nietzsche

“ No one can be despised by another, until he has learned to despise himself. ”

- Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“ We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ It is easy to talk of sitting at home contented, when others are seeing or making shows. But not to have been where it is supposed, and seldom supposed falsely, that all would go if they could; to be able to say nothing when everyone is talking; to have no opinion when everyone is judging; to hear exclamations of rapture without power to depress; to listen to falsehoods without right to contradict, is, after all, a state of temporary inferiority, in which the mind is rather hardened by stubbornness, than supported by fortitude… ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything; for there is no man who has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place. ”

- Ben Azai

“ Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings. ”

- Alice Miller

“ Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise — bureaucrats. ”

- Alvin Toffler

“ A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. ”

- Lao tzu

“ Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude. ”

- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

“ DANGER, n.A savage beast which, when it sleeps,Man girds at and despises,But takes himself away by leapsAnd bounds when it arises.Ambat Delaso. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. ”

- Quentin Crisp

“ Never despise fashion. It's what we have instead of God. ”

- Malcolm Bradbury

“ It is only the ignorant who despise education. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope — an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all. ”

- John Fowles

“ Only by zealously guarding the rights of the most humble, the most unorthodox, and the most despised among us can freedom flourish and endure in our land. ”

- Frank Murphy

“ It is a brave act to despise death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live. ”

- Sir Thomas Browne

“ Happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty. ”

- The Bible

“ Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others. ”

- Charles Colton

“ A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. ”

- James Baldwin

“ A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart. ”

- Confucius

“ A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised. ”

- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“ Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. ”

- Edward Gibbon
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