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Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
H. L. Mencken
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
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
Nicaragua dealt with the problem of terrorism in exactly the right way. It followed international law and treaty obligations. It collected evidence, brought the evidence to the highest existing tribunal, the International Court of Justice, and received a verdict - which, of course, the U.S. dismissed with contempt.
Even the most cynical can hardly be surprised by the antics of Nixon and his accomplices as they are gradually revealed. It matters little, at this point, where the exact truth lies in the maze of perjury, evasion, and of contempt for the normal - hardly inspiring - standards of political conduct.
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
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.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
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.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.
Today, 'fat' has become not a description of size but a moral category tainted with criticism and contempt.
Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
Charles de Gaulle
Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.
In becoming an American, from Europe, what one has in common with that other immigrant is contempt for me-it's nothing else but color.
Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
My worst boss was a departmental chair who never learned to appreciate new developments in the field. He had contempt for students and younger researchers, and he saw the job of running the department as a nuisance.
What looks like enjoyment is the sneer of contempt. That's not a smile.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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