contempt

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on contempt, pride, and vanity

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on contempt, god, kindness, and wealth

God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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A Quote by Ashley Montagu on animals, contempt, evil, indifference, people, and spirit

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of human spirit.

Ashley Montagu (1905 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on contempt, control, feeling, hatred, and heart

Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Annabella Milbanke on blessings, contempt, evil, feeling, good, humanity, impulses, inconsistency, losing, mind, misery, possessions, power, and regret

When indignation takes possession of his mind - and it is easily excited - his disposition becomes malevolent. He hates with the bitterest contempt. But as soon as he has indulged those feelings, he regains the humanity which he had lost - from the immediate impulse of provocation - and repents deeply. So that his mind is continually making the most sudden transitions - from good to evil, from evil to good. A state of such perpetual tumult must be attended with the misery of restless inconsistency. He laments his want of tranquillity and speaks of the power of application to composing studies, as a blessing placed beyond his attainment, which he regrets.

Annabella Milbanke (1792 - 1860)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on addiction, affliction, contempt, independence, politics, respect, self-respect, and vices

MUGWUMP, n. In politics one afflicted with self-respect and addicted to the vice of independence. A term of contempt.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on america, contempt, honor, and justice

MAJESTY, n. The state and title of a king. Regarded with a just contempt by the Most Eminent Grand Masters, Grand Chancellors, Great Incohonees and Imperial Potentates of the ancient and honorable orders of republican America.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on contempt, enemies, feeling, and prudence

CONTEMPT, n. The feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable safely to be opposed.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alice Duer Miller on contempt, defense, feeling, weakness, and weapons

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.

Alice Duer Miller (1874 - 1942)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on authority, contempt, fate, punishment, and irony

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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