Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
Whoever imagines himself a favorite with God holds others in contempt.
There is no being so poor and so contemptible, who does not think there is somebody still poorer, and still more contemptible.
I have found by long experience, that there are few enterprises so hopeless as contests with the fashion, in which the opponents are not only made confident by their numbers and strong by their union, but are hardened by contempt of their antagonist, whom they always look upon as a wretch of low notions, contracted […]
None but the contemptible are apprehensive of contempt.
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
A bitch in time breeds contempt.
What is the greatest experience you can have? It is the hour of the great contempt. The hour when your happiness, too, arouses your disgust, and even your reason and your virtue. The hour when you say, ‘What matters my happiness? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment. But my happiness ought to justify […]
Contempt, n. The feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable safely to be opposed.
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.