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Despises Quotes

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A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt

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A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives,
but has no respect for himself.
He would make a dupe of himself too,
if he could.
- William Hazlitt

He will have true glory who despises it.
- Titus Livius

An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
- Chief Joseph

 

Physical courage, which despises all danger,
will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage,
which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something
to which you are both father and mother,
born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
- Jim Bishop

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing
and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person
of sense and character detests and despises it.
- George Washington

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I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds;
who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
- David Mallet

A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him,
and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
- James A. Baldwin

She likes herself, yet others hates,
For that which in herself she prizes;
And while she laughs at them,
forgets She is the thing that she despises.
- William Congreve

The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes,
but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises?
I can laugh at a puppet show,
at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates
and despises another individual,
sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know
the objects of their hatred.
Ignorance is at the bottom of it.
- Paul Harris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
- Edward Young

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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