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We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
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
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
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.
What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
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
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in 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.
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
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.
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.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
A lot of people, because of my contempt for the false consolations of religion, think of me as a symbolic public opponent of that in extremis. And sometimes that makes me feel a bit alarmed, to be the repository of other people's hope.
To observe a profoundly stupid individual can be very enriching, and that's why we should never feel contempt for them.
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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.
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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