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Beauty is an outward gift,
which is seldom despised,
except by those to whom it has been refused.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great.
Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Most honorable are services rendered to the State;
even if they do not go beyond words,
they are not to be despised.
- Sallust

 

Although as a sailor I despised politics -
for I loved my sailor's life and still love it today -
conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude
towards political problems.
- Fritz Sauckel

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation,
while the simple efforts of politeness are admired;
even in those who are otherwise despised.
- Bryant H. McGill

When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote,
the minority usually loses.
- Andrew Sullivan

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Frost isn't exactly despised but not enough people
have worked out what a brilliant poet he was.
- Paul Muldoon

I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least
of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many.
- Saint Patrick

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

Although I have to admit I have despised a couple of
people simply because they have never had a job in their lives.
- Jeffrey Bernard

The native American has been generally despised by
his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.
- Charles Eastman

We must never undervalue any person.
The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence.
Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work.
- Saint Francis de Sales

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

Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised.
Greatness is not needed.
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger

A servant of God has but one Master.
It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich,
and great, and honored in that world where his Lord was poor,
and mean, and despised.
- George Muller

I had always loved expressionist painting,
like every European.
In fact I admired it all the more because these were
precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation.
- Georg Baselitz

There is reason to think the most celebrated philosophers
would have been bunglers at business;
but the reason is because they despised it.
- George Savile

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess.
I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
- Robert Burns

We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool,
and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is
covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
- Giacomo Casanova

If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me,
and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.
- Max Nordau

I've always despised old people.
I got angry at my father when he began to show signs of age.
- William Steig

At the same time, I was listening to black music,
and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment.
The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class,
with no dignity accorded to what they did.
- Henry Flynt

And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country,
yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity
could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
- Margaret Cavendish

What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another;
and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group,
may in a different environment become the cornerstone
for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty.
- Hu Shih

Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits.
I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get
home from school and get out of it.
The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks.
- Alison Bechdel

It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime.
No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it.
It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such.
A poor man is despised the whole world over.
- Jerome K. Jerome

Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive,
the contingent, which make up one half of art,
the other being the eternal and the immutable.
This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing,
must not be despised or neglected.
- Charles Baudelaire

Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness.
The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character
with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure
of a good and beautiful woman.
- William Moulton Marston

You can sell millions of records, be showered with
all this love and admiration and still feel despised and unwanted.
That's what I felt.
I've made a lot of mistakes I'm not proud of.
- Scott Stapp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
- Edward Young

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

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

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

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

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

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


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