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Norman Hartnell Quotes and Sayings

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I despise simplicity.
It is the negation of all that is beautiful.
- Norman Hartnell

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise,
we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky

 

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I love and treasure individuals as I meet them;
I loathe and despise the groups
they identify with and belong to.
- George Carlin

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

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Men naturally despise those who court them,
but respect those who do not give way to them.
- Thucydides

I have never been afraid of making patriots;
but I disdain and despise all their efforts.
- Robert Walpole

I despise people who go to the gutter
on either the right or the left
and hurl rocks at those in the center.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We often pretend to fear what we really despise,
and more often despise what we really fear.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
- George Santayana

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
- Marcus Aurelius

I'm a sworn enemy of convention.
I despise the conventional in anything,
even the arts.
- Hedy Lamarr

We hate those who will not take our advice,
and despise them who do.
- David Sarnoff

The children despise their parents until the age of 40,
when they suddenly become just like them thus preserving the system.
- Quentin Crewe

To know all is not to forgive all.
It is to despise everybody.
- Quentin Crisp

Great is the power of habit.
It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned.
Now I despise all my seven children equally.
- Evelyn Waugh

No, I don't want to exercise all the time.
I still despise it, not at all.
- Star Jones

Don't despise empiric truth.
Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.
- Martin H. Fischer

I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
- John Maynard Keynes

Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
- Edward Young

It is only the ignorant who despise education.
- Publilius Syrus

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke
of women as a necessary evil,
and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
- Annie Besant

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic,
but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
- Fanny Burney

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love;
have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do;
and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
- William Hazlitt

Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
- Publilius Syrus

No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them;
men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them.
- Otto Weininger

Men despise religion.
They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
- Blaise Pascal

I'm in this business because I despise honest labor.
- Marty Robbins

All strange and terrible events are welcome,
but comforts we despise.
- Cleopatra

They don't ask much of you.
They only want you to hate the things you love and
to love the things you despise.
- Boris Pasternak

To supervise people, you must either surpass them in
their accomplishments or despise them.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Can't really despise people you don't know.
- Richard D. James

If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen,
even though they may despise me.
- Saint Patrick

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination.
When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
- Xun Zi

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and
told the nearest land was a thousand miles away,
I'd still swim.
And I'd despise the one who gave up.
- Abraham Maslow

If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms,
yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong.
- Virgil

The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.
- George Mason

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -
bureaucrats.
- Alvin Toffler

Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
- Michel de Montaigne

I despise the Lottery.
There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than
there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
- Brian May

What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
- Frank Herbert

If you value a man's regard, strive with him.
As to liking, you like your newspaper -
and despise it.
- Andre Maurois

Those that despise people will never get the best out
of others and themselves.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.
- William Penn

The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
- Andre Malraux

Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the
chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
- Allan Massie

I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality...
That's a fierce thing, to discover within yourself
that which you despise the most in others.
- George Stevens

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment,
and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not
sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

I despise making the most of one's time.
Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners
learned to despise black people.
- Linda Chavez

Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches,
but they mean the riches possessed by others.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Recipe writers hate to write about heat.
They despise it.
Because there aren't proper words for communicating
what should be done with it.
- Alton Brown

I know not what record of sin awaits me in the other world,
but this I know, that I was never mean enough to despise
any man because he was black.
- John Albion Andrew

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods.
- Virgil

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's
neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance.
It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people
next door are headed for hell.
- Aleister Crowley

You have discovered so much kindness and good will
to those you thought were oppressed,
and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote,
if you judge it will be of any service to them.
- Jupiter Hammon

Southern white people despise the Negro as a race,
and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such;
but for certain individuals they have a strong affection,
and are helpful to them in many ways.
- James Weldon Johnson

The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they
consider is essentially their field.
Men painters mostly despise women painters.
So I have decided to stop squirming,
to throw any honour in with Canada and women.
- Emily Carr

I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business
and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches,
one at a time.
I hate this film work.
I am disgusted with myself.
On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt
it with all my heart and soul.
- Conrad Veidt

My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage.
I will never consider an offer to lecture,
not because I despise the vocation, but because I have
no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
- Mary MacLane

I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious...
and I despise myself for the vanity,
which formed half the stimulus to my exertions.
Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools
who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
- Thomas Huxley

Nothing prevents us from being and remaining the exponents of a united humanity,
when we have a country of our own.
To fulfill this mission we do not have to remain literally
planted among the nations who hate and despise us.
- Theodor Herzl

Having seen the devastation of war first hand,
Eisenhower came both to despise war
and to see that "war settles nothing."
On the other hand, Ike was certainly no peacenik.
He understood that, in an emergency,
action must be met with reaction.
When truly necessary, violence met with violence -
but never hate responded to with hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully
submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake;
and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt,
malice, or folly has made them my foes.
- James Otis

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well,
which would have passed unnoticed a century ago,
now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading.
- Elihu Root


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