Quotes of Disrespect

“ Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ 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. ”

- Sir William Watson

“ Whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. ”

- Bible

“ True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god. ”

- Mark Twain

“ To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it. ”

- Mark Twain

“ No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence. ”

- Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“ The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it is liquefied brain. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and familiarity breeds contempt. According to this my soul mate should be in Thailand. ”

- Jason Zebehazy

“ Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physicain should not be influenced by such judgements. ”

- Paracelsus

“ That hatred springs more from self-contempt than from a legitimate grievance is seen in the intimate connection between hatred and a guilty conscience. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Self-righteousness is a manifestation of self-contempt. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ I grew up to have my father's looks - my fathers speech patterns - my father's posture - my father's walk - my father's opinions and my mother's contempt for my father. ”

- Jules Feiffer

“ Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale. ”

- Will Durst

“ It has been the political career of this man to begin with hypocrisy, proceed with arrogance, and finish with contempt. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt? ”

- Khalil Gibran

“ May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write down what you feel. It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery. ”

- Robertson Davies

“ The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille. ”

- Karl Marx

“ He that would look with contempt on the pursuits of the farmer, is not worthy the name of a man. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ Man is so much more sensitive to the contempt of others than to contempt for himself. ”

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“ There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform. ”

- Xenophon

“ I'm demanding that they charge me with contempt and with perjury, I'm demanding it. ”

- George Galloway

“ I've spent my whole life working in a medium that was regarded with contempt largely because of historical reasons. ”

- Will Eisner

“ Who would not wish to be from wealth exempt,Since riches point to misery and contempt? ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Speak with contempt of none, from slave to king, The meanest Bee hath, and will use, a sting. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Contempt for the world is what allows me to continue living in it. ”

- Matthew

“ Do you know how many people ask me why I didn't hold you in contempt after the last stunt you pulled in this courtroom? ”

- David Davis

“ I view them with contempt and that contempt grows stronger every day. I am talking about the United States and Great Britain. ”

- Harold Pinter

“ Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. ”

- Bible
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