Quotes of Disdain

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

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. ”

- Henry Wheeler Shaw

“ Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. ”

- Blaise Pascal

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

- James Baldwin

“ The mind, conscious of innocence, despises false reports: but we are always ready to believe a scandal. ”

- Ovid

“ Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father. ”

- Bible

“ Please, never despise the translator. He's the mailman of human civilization. ”

- Alexander Pushkin

“ To despise theory is to have the excessively vain pretension to do without knowing what one does, and to speak without knowing what one says. ”

- Fontenelle

“ What should I say about life? That it's long and abhors transparence. ”

- Joseph Brodsky

“ As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. ”

- Bible

“ Because the European does not know his own unconscious, he does not understand the East and projects it into everything he fears and despises in himself. ”

- Carl Gustav Jung

“ Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically. ”

- Mao Tse Tung

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

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

“ We cannot hate those who we despise. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Oh, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip! - Twelfth Night. Act iii. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ We often despise what is most useful to us. ”

- Aesop

“ Whoever despises himself still esteems the despiser within himself. ”

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“ He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding (Proverbs 15:32). ”

- Bible

“ He will come to her in yellow stockings, and 'tis a color she abhors, and cross-gartered, a fashion she detests; and he will smile upon her, which will now be so unsuitable to her disposition, being addicted to a melancholy as she is, that it cannot but turn him into a notable contempt. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking. ”

- Albert Schweitzer

“ The best places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao. ”

- Lao tzu

“ There is a particular disdain with which Siamese cats regard you. Anyone who has walked in on the Queen cleaning her teeth will be familiar with the feeling. ”

- Douglas Adams

“ The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup. ”

- Unknown

“ Let us not disdain glory too much; nothing is finer, except virtue. The height of happiness would be to unite both in this life. ”

- Vicomte de Chateaubriand

“ The most valuable of all human possessions, next to a superior and disdainful air, is the reputation of being well-to-do. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ To disdain today is to prove that yesterday has been misunderstood. ”

- Maurice Maeterlinck

“ There is a middlebrow snobbery in America that praises everything on public television and disdains everything on the commercial networks as a blight. ”

- Henry Fairlie
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