There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
H. L. Mencken
What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
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.
I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
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