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When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
W. Clement Stone
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.
In politics nothing is contemptible.
The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.
Charles Caleb Colton
Whatsoever is done out of pure love, be it ever so little or contemptible in the sight of men, is wholly fruitful; for God measures more with how much love one worketh, than the amount he doeth.
Ellen G. White
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue.
It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes.
Several people, not just reviewers, took me to task for writing about what they called the working classes - something I've been doing for 40 years. I thought that was contemptible - what do they want to do, ghettoize the working class as a subject? Can you only write about your own class? I've written about royalty, am I not allowed to do that?
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex?
Wit is the most rascally, contemptible, beggarly thing on the face of the earth.
I've always been that contemptible thing, a luxury communist.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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