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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.
As the Persians wrote very little about how they ran their affairs, the Greek propaganda of the 5th century B.C. has for centuries gone virtually unchallenged - indeed, for Edward Said, it was the beginning of Europe's long habit of misunderstanding and ill-informed contempt of the Middle East.
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
Charles de Gaulle
Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
Kjell Magne Bondevik
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.
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
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.
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.
We should distinguish carefully skepticism about Big Government from contempt for all government.
What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others.
To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.
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.
The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
H. L. Mencken
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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