A Quote by Mark Twain on accuracy, contempt, familiarity, opportunity, reason, respect, and truth

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on contempt and reading

I, too, dislike it. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it, after all, a place for the genuine.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: Poetry, 1935; revised 1967

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on contempt, kindness, men, sharing, and women

She even had a kind of special position among men: she was an exception, she fitted none of the categories they commonly used when talking about girls; she wasn't a cock-teaser, a cold fish, an easy lay or a snarky bitch; she was an honorary person. She had grown to share their contempt for most women.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach on beginning, contempt, expectation, good, power, and questions

"Can any good come out of Nazareth?" This is always the question of the wiseacres and the knowing ones. But the good, the new, comes from exactly that quarter whence it is not looked for, and is always different from what was expected. Everything new is received with contempt-for it begins in obscurity. It becomes a power unobserved.

Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (1804 - 1872)

Source: Essence of Christianity

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on anarchy, contempt, government, laws, and people

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 Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on contempt and world

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Visit of Wisdom

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on contempt and dogs

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.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: quoted in Cold Noses and Warm Hearts

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A Quote by John Neville Figgis on character, christ, contempt, conventionality, faith, fatherhood, happiness, hatred, losing, love, men, past, religion, sentimentality, simplicity, and tears

Men have, for the most part, done with lamenting their lost faith. Sentimental tears over the happy, simple Christendom of their fathers are a thing of the past. They are proclaiming now their contempt for Christ's character, and their disgust at the very name of love. Scorn and hatred, difference and division, must be more than ever our lot, if we would be the followers of Christ in these days. Conventional religion and polite unbelief are gone forever.

John Neville Figgis

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A Quote by John Milton on contempt, death, nobility, quiet, tears, and weakness

Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame,--nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Samson Agonistes. Line 1721.

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A Quote by James I of England on contempt, corruption, gifts, god, good, and vanity

Herein is not only a great vanity, but a great contempt of God's good gifts, that the sweetness of man's breath, being a good gift of God, should be willfully corrupted by this stinking smoke.

James I (1566 - 1625)

Source: A Counterblast to Tobacco (1604)

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