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Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
W. E. B. Du Bois
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
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.
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
Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and the degree to which people are under the thumb of their lusts. Those things can be counted, but not as easily as offerings.
What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
Some people see Black Friday as a much-needed break for their wallet. I see it as retail outlets showing the customers the full weight of their contempt. The frenzy to buy cheap crap from China, the human downgrade of people fighting with each other over items they can probably live without, to me, is an insult.
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
I'm always annoyed about why black people have to bear the brunt of everybody else's contempt. If we are not totally understanding and smiling, suddenly we're demons.
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
Louis D. Brandeis
Familiarity breeds contempt.
The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.
I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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